Are you light on the work history and struggling to find a job that will allow you the opportunity to gain experience? The good news is, there are entry-level jobs that will pay even if you are lacking experience and a formal education. In fact, there are a plethora of opportunities where organizations provide on-the-job training and programs to help you advance within the role once you’ve gained experience there. To help steer your job search in the right direction and beef up your experience section on your resume, check out these seven no-experience-needed jobs within different industries.
Average Entry-Level Salary: $21,753 - $36,858
This role requires an individual to be highly detail-oriented as data entry is your main responsibility. You will be submitting medical claims to insurance companies so you also need to be able to effectively communicate over the telephone. Typically, these positions require a high school diploma or billing knowledge obtained from an associate’s degree and/or a few months of experience within a medical environment.
Average Entry-Level Salary: $22,583 - $43,312
If you are just starting your legal career, becoming a legal assistant is the perfect first role. Shockingly, many entry-level legal assistant roles only require 0-2 years of law firm experience and an associate’s degree. Although familiarity with legal procedures and terminology is a plus, it isn’t always required. As a legal assistant be prepared to file and organize legal documents, manage legal staffs’ calendars and maintain the front desk at a law firm, check out our open legal assistant jobs here.
Average Entry-Level Salary: $18,630 - $55,039
Sales representatives are crucial to organizations, big and small. You are responsible for selling a product or service, developing and maintaining relationships, closing sales and meeting quotas. Your pay (commission) is reflected on your sole performance. If you thrive in a fast-paced, competitive environment, have impeccable customer service and communication skills, apply to become a sales rep, you can find a position in almost every industry. Check out our blog for advice on how to prepare for a successful mock sales call.
Average Entry-Level Salary: $21,466 - $40,988
Required billing experience and a college degree is very unlikely for an entry-level billing assistant role. Instead, for most financial clerk jobs you learn your skills through on-the-job training. What you will need is strong calculation, data entry, and written and verbal communication skills.
Public Relations Assistant
Average Entry-Level Salary: $28,000 - $45,000
Professionals in this role generally will need a bachelor’s degree in public relations or a related field. Assisting the PR manager, you will complete tasks like writing press releases, creating and delivering PR materials, and communicating with assigned clients. If you have strong writing skills and an interest in publicity, search for jobs at PR agencies. These organizations generally hire recent college grads with no experience.
Average Entry-Level Salary: $35,000- $69,000
In today's digital era, now is a great time to be a developer. If you’re interested in the technical side and development of websites, organizations will hire entry-level web developers who have a high school diploma or associate’s degree. Apply to positions if you're passionate about graphic design and have knowledge about programming languages.
Human Resources Assistant
Average Entry-Level Salary: $26,916 - $51,600
Becoming an HR assistant is a great way to get your foot in the door and gain experience in HR. You are mainly responsible for assisting HR directors with HR/administrative-related tasks such as data entry, calendar management, recruiting, hiring, terminations, and training new hires. A bachelor’s degree in human resources with no experience are typically the minimum qualifications to becoming an HR assistant.
Most of the jobs above require little to no experience but do require skills. Be sure to include and highlight your soft and hard skills on your resume when applying to these entry-level positions. Also, as a staffing agency, we are continuously getting in new exciting opportunities that require little to no experience. Be sure to check our jobs page periodically to stay up-to-date on the latest jobs!
Salary information obtained from https://www.payscale.com/
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