Special Report

Lowest Paying Jobs for College Grads

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18. Child, family, and school social workers
> Median annual wage: $44,380
> Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
> Total employment: 317,600
> Projected employment growth (2016-2026): 14.2%

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17. Biological technicians
> Median annual wage: $43,800
> Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
> Total employment: 82,100
> Projected employment growth (2016-2026): 10.2%

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16. Agricultural inspectors
> Median annual wage: $43,390
> Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree
> Total employment: 15,600
> Projected employment growth (2016-2026): 4.6%

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15. Counselors, all other
> Median annual wage: $43,370
> Typical entry-level education: Master’s degree
> Total employment: 31,800
> Projected employment growth (2016-2026): 14.3%

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14. Mental health and substance abuse social workers
> Median annual wage: $43,250
> Typical entry-level education: Master’s degree
> Total employment: 123,900
> Projected employment growth (2016-2026): 19.3%