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Top Entry-Level Job

May 12, 2014, 10:10 PM by Angela Kennecke

Top Entry-Level Job

They've just tossed their hats into the air; now it's time for new college grads to get a job.  A financial website has a list of the best and worst entry level jobs. The number one entry level job didn't even exist a few years ago.

When Carla White got into the app development business in 2008, she never dreamed five years later web applications developer would make it to number one for entry level jobs. 

"One of my friends advised me not to do it because he said apps are just sort of a fly by night sort of thing and they'll be over with by tomorrow.  And we know it's just grown and I think it's going to continue to grow because there's so much untouched opportunity especially in education and health with mobile apps," White said.

White has had success with three apps including Gratitude Journal, Vision Board and Little Buddha.  She's even written a book called "Idea to iPhone" on how to develop apps. 

"The demand for people who are into mobile design, development, project management, and all those areas--is just amazing," White said.  

White says a college degree isn't even necessary to get into app development. An eight-week coding camp that costs a few thousand dollars is all you need.

"And when you go through these camps, they guarantee that you have a job," White said.

And because the demand is so great, a fat paycheck follows.

"Because there are so many different sectors--design, development, project management-development gets paid the most.  The developer gets paid anywhere from $80 to $150 an hour," White said.

The majority of WalletHub's top 10 entry level jobs are technology related.  Almost half of the year's worst entry level jobs for college grads are in the financial industry.  They include teller and consumer loan processing clerks. 

For a breakdown of all 109 jobs on the list from salaries to openings to income potential, you can check out the full study.

Highest starting salary? Tax attorney ($89,624)
Lowest starting salary? College teaching assistant ($15,406)
Best income potential? Employees relations specialist.
Least income growth potential? A teller.
Most job openings? Engineer.
Least job openings? Consumer loan servicing clerks and aircraft painters.
Most dangerous job? Boilermaker.

White is holding a seminar "How to Build an App with Zero Experience."

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