High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require Years Of Experience
If you are a Millennial looking for work, you've probably dealt with that annoying "experience" trap.
Employers wants you to have experience, but it's impossible to get experience because no one will hire you.
Too many Millennials have found out far too late that getting outside experience early matters far more than grades.
But as you embellish your experiences on your resume and possibly worry about the looming ghost of student loan debt, know there are fields just looking to grab nearly anyone and give you the training you need.
Don't just look at fields closely correlated with your major. Instead, examine anywhere and everywhere that can offer decent work.
The amount of offers out there advertising horrible jobs selling vacuum cleaners door to door or participating in a multi-level marketing scam has persuaded Millennials to think that sales is a miserable career field.
But there are plenty of sales areas that offer good jobs for bright and affable young people. Many sales fields such as business to business require little more than true enthusiasm, charm and on-the-job training.
Other fields like real estate do require a license, though getting one can require less than 100 hours of approved classes in certain states.
Once you have those small requirements, you can be on your way to earning $30,000 per year right off the bat, with the additional benefit of flexible hours and useful experience that can be spun off to other lines of work.
Every business needs someone who can sell.
2. Health care jobs
A few years ago, I worked with a nonprofit that helped refugees adjust to life in the United States and get them jobs.
The health care industry was the first field we always looked at. There were always senior facilities or medical centers that needed help taking care of the elderly or running the logistical efforts, which any medical center needs.
So, this is the perfect field for those right out of college.
As America's population ages, health care will continue to be in high demand.
Monster has a good list of health care-related jobs with average salaries going as high as $33,000, and there is always something in this field that can use your particular talents.
And while some aspects of working in this industry can be challenging, it is a field that you can always find work with a little experience.
3. Bill collector
No one likes getting called by the bill collector, but what is it like on the other side of the phone?
While there are certainly horror stories of what it can be like, it's not that different from the horror stories that can exist with any other career out there.
As Business Insider observes, bill collecting is just another job. A good bill collector needs to have strong customer service skills and be able to negotiate with anyone.
If you think you can handle it, bill collecting is a job that is available to anyone willing to undergo on-the-job training, as long as you have a high school diploma.
And as long as there are people in debt, there will always be a demand for their services.
If you want something a bit more glamorous than collections, then there is bartending.
It's regularly considered as one of the best jobs that doesn't require experience, but while bartending may look easy, think about those Friday nights when the bartender is trying to serve a dozen customers drinks while keeping track of their tabs and preventing any disorder from breaking out.
Imagine having to do that night after night. You should think of bartending as just another job instead of something glamorous if you do not want to be disappointed.
While you may think that you are required to attend bartending school to be a bartender, it is possible to work your way up to one by starting as a barback.
If you can be one, know that while an average bartender supposedly earns less than $21,000 per year in take-home pay, that number is significantly depressed by tip underreporting.
5. Software developer
As computers grow more important in our lives, demand for software and programmers will continue to increase.
But you may be surprised to learn that half of all software developers do not have a computer science degree.
It is perfectly possible to learn about programming or developing without spending four years in a university, partly through trial and error and partly through meeting other enthusiasts.
Even if you do not have the same knowledge as a college student, possessing solid computer skills can land you other jobs in fields such as IT support.
Small businesses can sometimes use someone who just knows how to install programs, manage updates and other basic computer tasks.