Jobs For Graduates: Top 10 Companies Hiring College Grads In 2018

For those who are finishing their college careers, some already have a career lined up for when they graduate. Others are still unsure. Even so, you can never guess what life will throw at you; the job you prepared for all your life could become obsolete the second you get your qualifications ready. You also learn, to your horror, that some companies write college graduates off as being too “overeducated” to hire. Still, companies will always need workers and we have a list of what companies are hiring college graduates. Not just that, we also have the ten most popular jobs along with the median salaries each one is expected to earn! If you’ve been taking your time planning, here’s a good place to start!
Just remember, this list goes both ways! Students can pick which company to help give them their start in the world and companies can learn what to do if they want to attract grads for their teams!

Top 10 Companies Hiring College Grads

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Most of you looking for work and sought out LinkedIn to be your salvation (it’s basically posting your resume on social media) and you were right. According to Business LinkedIn, the top 10 companies hiring graduates are as follows, in the following order:

  1. Amazon
  2. EY
  3. Oracle
  4. Lockheed Martin
  5. Insight Global
  6. IBM
  7. Vanguard
  8. Enterprise Holdings
  9. Deloitte
  10. Accenture

As you can see, companies interested in shipping, security, analytics, strategy and consulting are interested in graduates. In other words, there is hope beyond digging ditches.

What were the most popular entry-level jobs (complete with median salaries) for recent graduates?

10 jobs college graduates


  1. Software Engineer: $95,000
  2. Administrative Assistant: $38,600
  3. Account Executive: $75,000
  4. Recruiter: $57,000
  5. Financial Analyst: $65,000
  6. Marketing Coordinator: $45,000
  7. Research Assistant: $34,500
  8. Business Analyst: $72,000
  9. Account Manager: $67,000
  10. Project Engineer: $73,000

As you can see, the most popular jobs functioned as administrative or analytical jobs, often in the fields of technology and finance.
When looking for work, sometimes the “average” salary is thrown off by a few high or low prices. When we say “median” salary, we mean the midpoint range, which should help you paint a better picture of what type of salary you’d be getting.

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