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The Best Paying Entry-Level Jobs and the Degree You Need

The right college degree can help you land a great entry-level job.

Regardless of how long you have been a working professional, starting a new stage of your career is an exciting time. But the energy you have for a new job can wane if the pay isn’t meeting your needs. Fortunately, there are a number of entry-level jobs that pay well. And, if you earn a degree in the right field, you can gain the qualifications you’ll need to land one of those better-paying jobs.

To help you decide which college degree you should earn, here are a few of the highest paying entry-level jobs and the degrees that can help you get offers for employment. All numbers are taken from data supplied by Glassdoor.1

The Best Paying Entry-Level Jobs and the Degree You Need

Job: Software Engineer
Median Base Pay: $86,391
Best Degree: BS in Information Technology

Job: Customer Service Representative
Median Base Pay: $54,177
Best Degree: BS in Business Administration

Job: Sales Representative
Median Base Pay: $46,800
Best Degree: BS in Business Administration

What’s the Best Way to Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree?

If you’re in the midst of a college search, you’ve likely encountered one the common inconveniences of higher education: there are only a few colleges and universities in any given area, limiting your choice unless you’re willing and able to move. It’s a problem for a lot of people who want to earn a college education. But it doesn’t have to be.

If you choose to earn a degree online, it doesn’t matter where you live. As long as you have internet access, online education can make it possible to earn a bachelor’s at a good college right from your current home. And the benefits don’t stop there. Online universities also offer flexible scheduling, allowing you to attend your online classes at whatever time of day works best for you. If you’re currently working full time, simply choose whenever you’re not at work to focus on your online courses. You may also have the opportunity to convert your prior work, volunteering, and similar experiences into credits if you choose a university like Walden that offers a prior learning assessment process.

Many online colleges also offer a wide variety of BS degrees, making it easier to find the degree and specialization field that’s best for your career aspirations. And since accredited online colleges go through the same accreditation process as accredited universities offering campus-based education, you can be sure a bachelor of science earned online meets the highest standards for postsecondary education.

There are good, well-paying entry-level jobs out there. Thanks to the conveniences of online learning, you can earn the degree you need to qualify for one of those jobs.

Walden University is an accredited institution offering bachelor’s degree programs online. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,