If you’re part of the graduating class of 2019, consider yourself lucky — you’re entering one of the best hiring markets in recent history.
With consistent job gains for more than 100 straight months, employers today plan to hire 16.6% more new graduates than they have in previous years, according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Using data from its platform, LinkedIn examined which jobs recent grads are entering the most in today’s market. LinkedIn found that software engineering was the job that the most graduates from the class of 2018 applied to, and the job the most grads were hired for. On average, entry-level software engineers make $83,000 per year. That’s roughly $33,000 more than the average $50,004