It’s time to stop thinking of job hunting as an opportunity to make a living.
As a writer, I’ve spent countless hours trying to find work, but I have yet to see a single successful, fulfilling, and meaningful job that paid my bills.
The truth is, there are plenty of jobs that pay well enough to get by on and I’m willing to bet there are lots of jobs out there that aren’t, either.
Let’s start with some facts: The median salary for full-time full-year entry-level positions in the U.S. in 2018 was $37,876, up 1.7% from $36,717 in 2017, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As of 2018, the median annual wage for a full-service salesperson with three years of experience was $56,851.
If that sounds like a lot of money, it is.
That’s roughly $14,000 per year.
A recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that a high school diploma or GED is worth more than a bachelor’s degree.
That means that for a high-school graduate with a bachelor degree, a two-year degree with a 1.8 GPA is worth $27,000, while for someone with a two year degree with an 0.5 GPA, a four-year, non-degree degree is worth a whopping $80,000.
In other words, the average college student graduates with $27.7 million in lifetime income.
While a high percentage of these graduates get jobs that are paying good money, a lot more don’t, especially when they have a college degree.
This is why the National Employment Law Project is calling on the U,S.
Department of Labor to reexamine job search guidelines to help employers recognize and reward the job seekers with the skills they need to succeed.
Here are some of the top reasons to start thinking about getting a job as an entry-line employee in 2018: You might not get a raise The average annual pay for full time entry-Level jobs was $26,636 in 2018, down 1.5% from the $28,621 it was in 2017.
You might not be able to keep up with inflation You can expect to see the cost of living rise for a few years, but this will mostly be temporary.
The average salary for entry-Line jobs in 2018 will be about $28.6 million, up 8.5%.
That’s about $3,500 per year for a year, or $9,400 per month.
And, for those of you who aren’t counting, the cost to be an entry level employee will be nearly triple the cost for a typical full-timer.
I don’t have a job.
That should tell you a lot about you, right?
You should know better, because I did.
But you should also know that this isn’t the best time to quit.
The recession made it hard to get another job.
As long as you’re still working full-hours, you’re going to be stuck with a paycheck that is far below the median wage.
Your future depends on it!
While a good number of entry- Line jobs offer pay that’s better than the median, a significant number also offer pay below the minimum wage.
And the jobs that offer pay above the minimum are those that pay you a wage that’s at least double the median.
It’s a good thing that you have a high GPA, or you could find yourself on the wrong side of the law in a few states.
Even if you have the GPA to prove it, the odds of getting a good job are slim.
But don’t let this stop you from thinking about a career in graphic design.
In fact, we’re still looking for opportunities to work on this site.