The Highest Paying Entry Level Jobs

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Most entry level jobs are more or less minimally paid internships. Not all entry level jobs are created equal though. These are some well-paying ones.

It is generally accepted that entry level jobs are just stepping stones to help young graduates acquire experience and knowledge. Entry level jobs are great in that regard but usually lack great financial rewards. At least most of them do; it is possible to get an entry level job that also pays a decent salary.

According to Businessinsider, there are many jobs for young graduates that pay relatively well. They require no experience whatsoever and have great future earning potential. Fair warning though although these jobs may pay well, the competition when applying can be relatively high. As a baseline, the average salary in the U.K. for entry level jobs is £25,000 according to totaljobs here are some entry level jobs that pay a lot more.

Mathematics - £39.000

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 Mechanical Engineer - £39.000

I know this may seem broad and all encompassing, but usually when the business world refers to “science” they mean Physics, Chemistry and the Engineering off-shoots of the aforementioned. This can include biologists, biochemists, chemical engineers and material engineering. It can be an extremely exciting and rewarding line of work because in most cases Science majors will dedicate the majority of their time to research.

Again, they don’t call them “hard” sciences for nothing; they are extremely challenging fields of study that may or may not make your hair go white at the conclusion of four years of tutelage.

Architecture - £40,700

Of course, you would find a job in the financial sector on this list because making and moving money pays and has always paid extremely well. Although the sector took quite a hit during the recession, it is slowly gaining momentum as indicated by the high demand for Finance graduates. Finance doesn’t offer the same diversity in regards to career choices as the other jobs on this list, but it more than makes up for it with the amount of positions available.

As a Finance graduate, you can work in accounting, banking, wealth management, financial analysis and stock brokerage. You can make extraordinary amounts of money especially if you deal in “sales” side of finance as in brokerage or stock trading. You don’t need any experience, but you always need to be closing.

Economics - £41,144

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Some of the most famous/infamous billionaires in recent memory had something to do or started in the computer science sector. From Larry Page and Sergey Brin to Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, the thing all of these filthy rich individuals have in common is a computer science degree. As various industries across the world adopt cloud-based business solutions and smart analytics, computer engineers will become more and more sought after. After all, what could be more marketable than dealing with a device that is practically ubiquitous?

Computer scientists can be found in practically every single industry. In most fields, they are the most frequently blamed and also the most frequently called upon person when things go wrong. Computer scientists can be self-employed, work freelance or as independent contractors.

Now that you have heard about these professions and fields of study, would you like to add anything? Is there something that I should have added to this list? Do have experience working in any of these fields and would like to share your insight? Let us know in the comment section below!