As graduation season nears, those who've borne up under the weight of student debt and other obligations to complete a course of study will find their thoughts turning to jobs—preferably, jobs that aren't just paying placeholders but that open the doors to actual careers, with the opportunity for advancement and high pay.

In particular, grads will probably be looking for something that pays better than multiple entries in the gig economy, where gigs are uncertain and can come in at the lowest end of the pay scale, without benefits or any hint of security.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.