Entry-level job

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An entry-level job is the first job that a new trainee or graduate takes upon completion of a training or degree program. Entry level in this sense refers to the entry point into a specific chosen profession.[1] This type of job is normally designed or designated for recent graduates of a given discipline, and does not require prior experience in the field or profession. These may require some on-site training. Some entry-level jobs are part-time and/or temporary, and do not include employee benefits. Recent graduates from high school or college usually take entry-level positions.

Entry-level jobs targeted at college graduates[2] often offer a higher salary than those targeted at high school graduates. These positions are more likely to require specific skills and knowledge. Most entry-level jobs offered to college graduates are full-time permanent positions, and some offer more extensive graduate training programs. While entry-level jobs traditionally required no experience, that is changing due to a surplus of college graduates on the job market.

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