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The Information Technology industry or simply the IT industry is the most happening place to be for all fresh graduates.

From engineering to diploma courses in technology and everything in between that has computer or technology as the core module is more popular now than ever. 

Now that you have taken a great step by studying technology and confused about what your first job should look like, we have something for you.

We present in this post some the best entry-level jobs for tech graduates. Let’s begin!

Data Analyst

To become a data analysis you must be proficient with common programming languages.

The key task would include collecting and assessing data on the given area.

It is one of the best jobs for starters with options to get promoted to high paying tech jobs. 

This starter job is futuristic and among the fastest-growing tech jobs as data and its analysis becomes more and more important. 

Website Developer

Love coding? Get started with website development. 

You should be well versed with programming languages. Websites typically use HTML, javascript, PHP, Python, CSS etc.

This has been a very popular go-to job for beginners in the tech industry. This would give you an invaluable scope to learn while opening up a plethora of opportunities in the future.

If you are looking to search these IT jobs, be rest assured that most of the top job search websites would be flooded with these entry-level tech jobs. Almost all popular online learning platforms would help you gain additional tech skills if required.

Before we look at more excellent entry-Level IT Jobs for Tech Graduates, here’s a comprehensive video by Edureka listing some of the Highest Paying Tech Jobs that all entry-level workers would aspire for. While the video list top entry level IT jobs for 2020 these are extremely relevant for 2021 and 2022 as well.

Some of the top IT positions to aim for through your first job would be of the likes of:

  1. Cloud Engineer
  2. Devops Engineer
  3. Full-Stack Developer
  4. Scrum Master
  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
  6. Web Developer
  7. Data Analyst

and more. 

The video discusses these and more in details for those willing to explore these positions further. And following this video we get on with a quick list of the top IT jobs tech graduates should aim at.

The options in the IT industry are limitless. An article by BalanceCareer lists a lot of similar entry-level jobs in the IT industry along with expected median salaries.

Continuing with the list of top entry level jobs in IT, some of the best ones are:

Technical Support Specialist

Helping clients solve software and technology-related problems doesn’t look easy but certainly gives the desired learning and client exposure to help you in the future. 

Median wages in the US for these positions are in excess of $60,000.

Database Administrator

Database is like a gold mine and handling them carefully is the key task for a database administrator.

All the data is organised in databases and thus companies in the technology era rely almost completely on databases.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the USA, Database administrator earned a median wage of over $90,000 in 2019.

The growth of this job is also much higher than the industry average. Which would mean a greater scope of growth in the future. 

Have a look at a few of the quick facts of Database Administrator below as reproduced from the data by BLS. Not bad for a starter for sure if you are good enough. 

Application or Software Developer

This has always been one of the most sought after job for entry-level graduates.

In this job, you are expected to create applications or software. This job requires a lot of patience, dealing with client, management and team.

While tech skills and proficiency in the required programming language is a prerequisite, you would also be expected to have a pleasing personality and great communication. 

The pay structure is highly rewarding and much more than average of all jobs in the IT world. 

More over, this area of IT job is required in almost every sector and is not only limited to the IT sector.

Have a look at the below statistics of the Software developer by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This job area is set to grow at a rapid pace between 2020-2028 as per estimates by BLS.

The media wage is well over $100,000 which in itself explains the demand. Have a look at the key statistics of this job.

System Analyst

If you are looking to work in computer system design and architecture firms then this can be a good start for you upon graduation.

The demand of System analysts is growing more than ever and is paid well. Much more than the industry average.

Information Technology Security Analyst

Cyber security is an area which is growing at a huge speed. If you are one of those looking for a career in cyber security then this job can be a perfect start.

You would need to work on loopholes within the system and then work with experts of security technology to resolve them.

Gathering data about the protection of data and information is the key area of function for information security analysts.

An exciting career and fantastic pay are few of the many reasons to consider a career in cyber security. It is indeed an exciting field which is set to see a huge growth. 

Conclusion

A career in tech is extremely rewarding. 

There are a lot more entry level jobs for those who are not well versed in programming languages.

There are always many openings for IT graduates in the field of User Experience and Design that is popularly mentioned as UX/Design.

There are also ample opportunities in areas that are not 100% tech and are open to people from non technology background as well.

Some of the examples are:

  • Technical support
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Content Marketing

and so on.

We hope the above listing of entry level jobs for IT graduates was useful. We would ensure to keep updating this list in the future to have more entries. So, please stay around. 

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