Along with the celebrations that accompany a college graduation season often comes the anxiety of actually finding a job.
While the national level of unemployment is currently low, at 5%, those age 20 to 24, or those just starting out in the workforce, have an unemployment rate of 8.4%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that makes having a degree in one of the more prospective fields even more important when looking for a job.
It is not surprising that some of the best entry-level jobs are in industries with strong demand. Engineers and Web and software developers are some of the highest-ranked positions for new grads.
And it's not just about salary. New grads might also want to hone in on fields with strong growth prospects as well as job stability.
WalletHub analysts analyzed the first-time job market by comparing 109 entry-level positions based on 11 key metrics.
Jobs were ranked based on median starting salary, income growth potential, job growth projections and available positions -- as well as on how risky the actual job is from a personal safety perspective.
Check out the 10 best entry-level jobs.