Slideshow Top 20 jobs for college graduates

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  • May 23 2017, 11:01am EDT
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Top 20 jobs for college graduates

As thousands of students walk across the stage to collect their collegiate diplomas, and will continue to do so in the next few weeks, employers can expect to see an influx of job applicants entering the workforce. So what are the top jobs this year for college graduates? To answer that question, Glassdoor has put together this list.

The peer-review site created the list of top 20 jobs by identifying the most common job titles that college graduates held in the first five years of their careers, based on the 50 most common college majors.

20. Tutor

Top majors: English, Spanish, Physics

Median base pay: $36,000

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19. Customer service representative

Top majors: Criminal Justice, Sociology, History

Median base pay: $35,000

18. Substitute teacher

Top majors: Education, Liberal Arts, Music

Median base pay: $25,000

17. Pharmacy technician

Top majors: Biology, Anthropology, Health Sciences

Median base pay: $32,000

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16. Lab technician

Top majors: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry

Median base pay: $39,000

15. Operations manager

Top majors: Business, Sports Management, Hospitality Management

Median base pay: $59,000

14. Financial analyst

Top majors: Finance, Economics, Accounting

Median base pay: $64,453

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13. Web developer

Top majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Philosophy

Median base pay: $60,960

12. Marketing coordinator

Top majors: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations

Median base pay: $43,000

11. Engineer

Top majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Median base pay: $70,500

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10. Data analyst

Top majors: Mathematics, Information Technology, Economics

Median base pay: $60,000

9. Case manager

Top majors: Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice

Median base pay: $37,000

8. Software engineer

Top majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology

Median base pay: $90,000

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7. Social media manager

Top majors: Communications, English, Public Relations

Median base pay: $44,000

6. Account manager

Top majors: Business, Marketing, Communications

Median base pay: $50,000

5. Administrative assistant

Top majors: Business, Psychology, Communications

Median base pay: $40,000

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4. Intern

Top majors: Psychology, Finance, Economics

Median base pay: $30,000

3. Teaching assistant

Top majors: Computer Science and engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Median base pay: $20,000

2. Research assistant

Top majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Median base pay: $28,855

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1. Sales associate

Top majors: Business, English, Political Science

Median base pay: $38,000