What kind of job/salary do you expect/want right after graduation?

<p>Since I'm in finance I hope to earn over $100K working at an IB firm. If that's not possible, then I might as well do accounting, earning around $40K... :( I know 100K is kind of outrageous, but if it's not for the money, I'd never even bother going into Commerce. I'd rather do history or economics. </p>

<p>What about you guys?</p>

<p>Nobody in my family--save my rich uncles--has ever made $100k, so that is definitely not my expectations. I'd like to get a government job paying $40-50k, hopefully in intelligence or in the State Department.</p>

<p>Why aren't you doing Economics if you really like it? I can see not studying History, but Economics is probably the most practical of all the social science majors.</p>

<p>I'd be happy with $40K.</p>



<p>I'll be happy to get a job, any job, in the television industry.</p>

<p>I could definitely manage with $35-50 thousand per year to start out. Sure, I'd love to make more but I'm not going to think I'll make more than about $50-60 thousand a year ever unless I get into professional sports.</p>

<p>I will probably head straight to grad school after graduation because it is a great way to get experience as a GA and something like 70% of certified athletic trainers hold a Master's Degree or higher.</p>

<p>I want to get a job in Animation, and they're supposed to start out at roughly 45k and then work their way up to 100k once they gain seniority. But I don't know, it all depends.</p>

<p>I suppose it depends on where you live. Some cities have such high living costs that $40,000 is more like the survival rate.</p>

<p>I'm still in HS but after 8 years in college I expect to make at least $70,000 a year or else I am going to freak out because I won't know how to pay off these loans. :)</p>

<p>depends where I go to college. If I go to GaTech, I'd like ~$50K starting. If not, ~$30-$35K (i'd be doing broadcasting everywhere besides GT, and that industry is tough)</p>

<p>After graduation?
30k/year, at most</p>

<p>I would like to make 200k/year as a small business owner, eventually.</p>

<p>60k as a physician assistant. 80k with more experience. I want to be a fantastic health care provider by 6 months after graduation.</p>

<p>realistically, probably about 25-30k/yr</p>

<p>It asks how much we want to make as well, so I will say $20 million a year. ;)</p>

<p>my major at my college averages about 50K a year, so at least that much.</p>

<p>I laught at all of you thinking you will be making $50k right out of college. I will be happy with $25-$30k.</p>

<p>Well, right out of college I won't be working in my major field, I'll just be trying to get by and save up a little money, so I'll be pretty happy with $25,000/year working at a bank or something (in my area, living expenses are pretty low). The next year I am planning on going to grad school for a few years. After that, hopefully I will be able to make at least around $40,000/year starting out with a Ph.D.</p>

<p>I would just like a job that isn't in food service or retail... Sigh...</p>

<p>I just want enough to be able to pay off my student loans without having to simultaneously live in a box of some sort.</p>

<p>I'm fairly optimistic. Average starting salary out of Mudd is $60,000-$70,000, and the $80,000+ salary group was the largest from last spring's grads. But I'm getting very little financial help, so it's just going to be repaying my family.</p>