- Applying for a job can be an extremely stressful process – especially when you have little to no experience in that given field.
- Glassdoor recently released their top picks for jobs that don’t require past experience.
- Here are 11 jobs where you don’t need any experience, plus the salaries for each position.
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You can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. It’s a Catch 22, and there are few things more frustrating than going to apply for an entry-level job, only to discover they’re looking for candidates with at least 2 or 3 years experience.
Whether you’re changing careers or just starting out, finding an entry-level position that doesn’t require a lengthy resume can be difficult. Even some jobs that are posted as entry-level nevertheless require internships or some kind of relevant job experience.
However, you may be surprised to discover there are many jobs available that don’t require any experience at all.
Glassdoor recently released their list of jobs that require no experience, as well as the salaries for each job.
Here are 11 entry-level jobs that don’t require any prior experience.
Customer service representative
Average yearly salary: $30,688
What they do: They handle customer inquiries, help solve customers’ problems, and provide technical support, most often remotely. A training course may be required, but no other prior experience may be necessary for entry-level customer service jobs.
Home care aid or home health aid
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Average yearly salary: $26,118
What they do: Home care aids or home health aids provide some medical attention in-home, usually supervised by a nurse or doctor. In addition to helping senior citizens with day-to-day tasks, they may also administer medications, change bandages, and check vital signs like temperature, pulse, and respiration rates.
Publicity assistant or public relations assistant
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Average yearly salary: $45,498
What they do: Public relations assistants communicate between the brand or client and their desired audience. Glassdoor explains that while no experience may be required, many larger public relations firms offer training programs for the first one to two years you’re in the business. People skills are a major necessity, as are impressive writing capabilities.
Real estate agent
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Average yearly salary: $51,899
What they do: Real estate agents help people looking to buy a home go through the process of looking at different properties, placing an offer on their home, and other duties associated with buying a house. To become a real estate agent, you’ll need to take a 60-hour course.
Sales account representative
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Average yearly salary: $45,436
What they do: Sales account representatives sell products either to businesses or directly to consumers. Glassdoor notes that many sales account representative jobs require a Bachelor’s degree, but not all.
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Average yearly salary: $33,719
What they do: Medical assistants perform basic medical tasks for doctors and nurses. This can include taking the patient’s temperature or other vitals, performing office or administration duties, and more.
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Average yearly salary: $44,950
What they do: Administrative assistants file paperwork, answer phone calls, schedule meetings, and perform other office organizational tasks. They may also take notes in meetings and provide assistance to higher-ups. Glassdoor explains that this entry-level position may be an excellent way to get your foot in the door at many top companies.
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Average yearly salary: $31,567
What they do: Veterinary assistants help veterinarians with office tasks, provide assistance during animal exams, and practice light medical work on animals, such as taking their temperature or placing them on the examination table. Veterinary assistants are required to complete a certification program and have a high school diploma, but no job experience is usually required.
Customer care specialist
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Average yearly salary: $34,436
What they do: Customer care specialists may be confused with customer service representatives, but the two jobs differ slightly. According to Glassdoor, customer care specialists work more with businesses rather than individual customers. For people more interested in working on the B-to-B side of things, customer care may be for you. Relevant experience in customer service or a call center is preferred, but many job postings only require a high school diploma and relevant skills.
Average yearly salary: $46,452
What they do: Legal assistants help lawyers with paperwork, answer phones, schedule meetings and depositions, generate status reports, and more. While Glassdoor explains that some legal assistant jobs require “significant experience,” others are more entry-level. Becoming a legal assistant is an excellent way to get your foot in the door of the legal profession, and even work your way up to becoming a paralegal.
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Average yearly salary: $36,698
What they do: Medical billers act as the liaison between a doctor’s office and insurance companies. The job requires you to be handy at computers, detail-oriented, and may require one to three months of either experience or training. Glassdoor explains that medical billing courses can oftentimes count as this experience.