The 19 best jobs for people who hate paperwork

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Do you cringe when someone hands you a form to fill out? Do you hate when your hand cramps after writing for too long?

If you long for a job devoid of the drudgery of paperwork, we’ve got some good news: there are plenty to choose from.

Business Insider looked at data provided by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), aUS Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, to find 19 jobs that have a low importance level on “performing administrative activities.” We then found salary data on the USBureau of Labor Statisticsto see how much each job pays.

O*NET ranks how important “performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork,” is on a scale of one to 100. The more paperwork a position requires, like executive secretary or receptionists, the higher the score. The less paperwork, like crossing guard or dancer, the lower the score.

Here are the 19 jobs that require the least amount of paperwork:


19. Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Average annual salary (2015):$21,930

Paperwork importance level:14

What they do:Protective service workers monitor pools, beaches, ski slopes, and other recreational areas. They provide assistance and protection when needed.


18. Glass blowers, molders, benders, and finishers

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Average annual salary (2015):$31,690

Paperwork importance level:14

What they do:Glass blowers mold, shape, form, cast, and carve molten glass according to patterns.


17. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

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Average annual salary (2015):$27,460

Paperwork importance level:14

What they do:Landscaping workers maintain the grounds of property using hand and power tools. Their job can entail: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, fertilizing,raking, and sprinkler installation.


16. Mine cutting and channeling machine operators

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Average annual salary (2015):$50,720

Paperwork importance level:14

What they do:Mine cutting and channeling machine operators use a number of machines to cut the face or channels of coal mines. Their job allows for the facilitating, blasting, separating, and removing of materials or minerals from mines


15. Fallers

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Average annual salary (2015):$41,750

Paperwork importance level:13

What they do:Also known as loggers, fallers cut down trees using axes and chainsaws. They have to know tree characteristics and cutting techniques in order to figure out which direction a tree is going to fall in order to avoid damage.


14. Athletes and sports competitors

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Average annual salary (2015):$80,490

Paperwork importance level:12

What they do:Athletes compete or perform in sporting events.


13. Furniture finishers

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Firma V/Shutterstock

Average annual salary (2015):$30,920

Paperwork importance level:12

What they do:Finishers fix used or worn furniture. They can shape, finish, or refinish. They can also change the color or finish of new or high-grade furniture.


12. Hoist and winch operators, not crane and tower

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Zlikovec/Shutterstock

Average annual salary (2015):$50,680

Paperwork importance level:12

What they do: These operators lift and pull loads using hoists and winches.


11. Roof bolters, mining

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POOL New/Reuters

Average annual salary (2015):$55,500

Paperwork importance level:12

What they do: Roof bolters use machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mines.


10. Tapers

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Average annual salary (2015):$53,080

Paperwork importance level:12

What they do:Tapers prepare a wall or surface for painting or papering.


9. Actors

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Average annual wage (2015):$77,930

Paperwork importance level:12

What they do:Actors perform stage, television, radio, film, or other entertainment roles. They can use speech, gesture, or body movements to inform an audience. They might be expected to dance and sing for certain roles.


8. Brickmason, blockmason, stonemason, and tile and marble setter helpers

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Dmitry Kalinovsky/Shutterstock

Average annual salary (2015):$32,090

Paperwork importance level:11

What they do: The helpers work withbrickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters. They supply hold materials and tools. They also clean the work area and equipment.


7. Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants

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Average annual salary (2015):$23,990

Paperwork importance level:11

What they do:Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants manage the personal items for patrons in these areas.


6. Costume attendants

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Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock

Average annual salary (2015):$52,870

Paperwork importance level:10

What they do: Costume attendants pick, fit, and care for the costumes used in for a performance. They also might help entertainers make costume changes.


5. Dancers

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Average annual salary (2015):$42,410

Paperwork importance level:10

What they do:Dancers perform choreographed routines on stage, for live broadcastings, or for recorded videos.


4. Crossing guards

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Average annual salary (2015):$27,730

Paperwork importance level:9

What they do:Crossing guards guide or control traffic for vehicles and pedestrians. They can be stationed on streets or near schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.


3. Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing

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woodleywonderworks/Flickr

Average annual salary (2015):$29,090

Paperwork importance level:8

What they do: These professionals set, operate, and tend woodworking machines such as drill presses, sanders, and planers.


2. Foundry mold and coremakers

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Average annual salary (2015):$33,930

Paperwork importance level:4

What they do: Foundry mold and coremakers create or form the molds used in the production of metal castings.


1. Mine shuttle car operators

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Kuznetcov_Konstantin/Shutterstock

Average annual salary (2015):$55,120

Paperwork importance level:3

What they do:Mine shuttle car operators manage diesel and electric-powered shuttle cars used to transport materials from working face to mine cars or conveyors in an underground mine.