Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to the last post in our “Me, My College Education and My Money” series. I hope that you have all enjoyed this series about how to succeed while in college as well as after college graduation. One of the most important aspects of College is finding a job after Graduation. We need to know which jobs pay a good salary and which jobs are available for people who graduated in our program of study.
Jobs for Recent Graduates in Education
Education Graduates can earn an average of $54,000 per year as a Teacher. However Teacher positions are very hard to come by after graduation because current teachers are deciding to work longer before retirement, classroom sizes are being increased, and the number of Teacher positions is being decreased.
An option for recent Graduates in Education is to Teach English as a Second Official Language (TESOL) abroad. Many countries such as Korea, Taiwan, Italy, and Germany often hire Recent College Graduates to teach English in their schools. Recent College Graduates can also look at local private schools that help immigrants adapt to life in North America to Teach English as a Second Language locally. The salary for a TESOL Teacher can range from $35,000 to $80,000 depending on the number of hours worked and the location.
Jobs for Recent Graduates in Science and Math
The great thing about being a Recent Graduate in Science or Math is that there are several jobs available after graduation. The not so great thing about being a Recent Graduate in Science or Math is that the annual starting salary can range from $30,000 to $65,000. After some years of experience the annual salary for a Graduate in Science or Math can be over $100,000, but that takes time.
Job opportunities for Recent Graduates in Science or Math can include Ecologists, Environmental Consultants, Software Developers, Statisticians, Forestry Workers, and various Health Care positions.
Jobs for Recent Graduates in Fine and Performing Arts
Jobs for Recent Graduates in Fine and Performing Arts are not known for their super rich annual salaries. Money is usually not a major factor for recent Graduates in Fine and Performing Arts because students will be doing what they love. However the low annual salaries in these fields are not always true; it is just the general rule, and there is always an exception to every rule!
Recent Graduates in Fine and Performing Arts who choose to work full time for major corporations as opposed to independently or freelance can find jobs as Museum Curators or Administrators in their field of study, they can earn over $70,000 per year.
Check Out the previous posts in the “Me, My College Education and My Money” series:
From the Classroom to Your Career
You Will Get Out What You Put In
Attending an Ivy League School
Choices in College that We have to Make
Use Your Time in College Wisely
Trade School or College Diploma
Graduate From College Debt Free
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Tahnya is 30 years old and lives in Montreal Quebec. She graduated in 2005 from Concordia University, and she currently works for a major International Financial Institution. She recently launched http://www.mediamadam.ca/. You can follow her on Twitter @TahnyaP.