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11 Surprising Jobs With No Experience Required

Searching for an entry-level gig can be tough, especially if you’re looking for your first job ever or you’re changing careers completely. Luckily, there are more opportunities out there for people with no experience in a given field than you’d think. In fact, many of them have great opportunities to advance once you’ve been at it for a few years, too. Take a look at our top picks and get those applications ready—no matter how short your resume is.

1. Customer Service Representative

Average Salary: $36,859

Love talking to people? Being a customer service representative may just be your perfect fit. You’ll likely be required to take a training course to learn company policy wherever you get hired, but aside from that, no other preparation is needed. Desirable qualities in an entry-level customer service rep include good communication skills, friendliness, and a positive, team-player attitude.

Available Customer Service Representative Jobs

Customer Service Representative
United Window & Door Manufacturing
Springfield, NJ
2 days ago 2d
Customer Service Representative - Bilingual Spanish - Call Center
Nationwide Debt Reduction Services
Plano, TX
1 day ago 1d
Customer Service Representative
Ruby Ribbon
Burlingame, CA
6 days ago 6d

2. Home Care Aid or Home Health Aid

Average Salary: $20,520

If you have an interest in caring for others, becoming a home care aid could be a good option for you. For some people, helping the elderly and sick with their day-to-day tasks is incredibly fulfilling. Depending on where you live, it’s likely that you’ll need a valid driver’s license, and some jobs require a home aide certification, which you can sometimes earn while on the job.

Available Home Care Aid Jobs

Certified Nursing Assistant CNA/Home Health Aide
Valleyview of Owatonna Assisted Living
Owatonna, MN
15 hours ago 15h
Home Care Aide
All-American Home Care
Fairport, NY
3 days ago 3d
Home Care Aide
Amada Senior Care - Oregon/Washington
Lakebay, WA
1 day ago 1d

3. Publicity Assistant or Public Relations Assistant

Average Salary: $54,581

If you’ve dreamed of working in publicity, you’re in luck. Public relations firms often seek out fresh candidates so they can mold them to their exacting standards. You’ll need to be a strong writer, and above all, a people person. Many larger public relations firms offer rotational programs for the first one to two years, so you can explore different areas of the business and learn more about your strengths and weaknesses.

Available Publicity Assistant Jobs

Working Student – Business Development
Boston Consulting Group
Frankfurt (Oder)
1 day ago 1d
3 days ago 3d

4. Real Estate Agent

Average Salary: $48,883

To become a real estate agent, you’ll need to take a 60-hour course, but aside from that, no previous experience is required. An entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude will serve you well in this profession, as most agents work on commission, meaning the more you sell, the more you make.

Available Real Estate Agent Jobs

Licensed Real Estate Agent
World Wide Homes
Brooklyn, NY
2 days ago 2d
Real Estate Agent - Top Firm
Higgins Group Real Estate (Connecticut)
Stamford, CT
4 days ago 4d
Commercial Real Estate Agent
Starboard TCN Worldwide
San Francisco, CA
1 day ago 1d

5. Sales Account Representative

Average Salary: $33,060

If you’re the kind of person who can talk others into doing pretty much anything, sales is likely your forte. Whether you’re selling a product to other businesses or to individual consumers, being persuasive, engaging, and friendly will get you far in this role. There are a range of levels of experience desired for these positions, but many are clearly marked “entry-level,” and those are the ones you should focus on. Most gigs in this field prefer or require a Bachelor’s degree, but there are exceptions.

Available Sales Account Representative Jobs

1 day ago 1d
6 days ago 6d
2 days ago 2d

6. Medical Assistant

Average Salary: $32,551

Working in a hospital or doctor’s office environment is a goal for some people, and becoming a medical assistant is a great way to get your foot in the door. Medical assistants do everything from interfacing with patients to work the front desk of an office or department. As you get more experience, you are often given the opportunity to choose a medical specialty, which can be a great pathway to a more senior position.

Available Medical Assistant Jobs

Medical Assistant
Washington Fertility Center
Annandale, VA
3 days ago 3d
6 days ago 6d
Medical Assistant - Prescription Specialist
Texas Diabetes & Endocrinology
Austin, TX
3 days ago 3d

7. Administrative Assistant

Average Salary: $41,045

An administrative assistant generally handles all kinds of paperwork, phone calls, email correspondence, and scheduling. Sometimes, people in these roles are also asked to sit in on meetings and take notes or help prepare deliverables for major projects the company is working on. These jobs are especially advantageous for those who aren’t sure what they want to do within a larger company since admin assistants tend to have day-to-day contact with multiple departments. After getting some experience learning how the business works from the bottom up, you may be able to transition into a more specialized role.

Available Administrative Assistant Jobs

Assistant Facility Administrator
Rivera Mansions
Portland, OR
3 days ago 3d
2 days ago 2d
Administrative Assistant
Horizon Health Services
Buffalo, NY
6 days ago 6d

8. Veterinary Assistant

Average Salary: $31,659

If you love animals and wouldn’t mind being around them all day, this job is a no-brainer. Though you will have to complete a certification, some animal hospitals and vet offices will allow you to learn on the job. You’ll need to be capable of lifting 40 to 50 pounds for a prolonged period of time (dogs can be heavy!), good with computers, and totally comfortable around a variety of animals. In most cases, a high school diploma is required.

Available Veterinary Assistant Jobs

6 days ago 6d
Veterinary Assistant
Sunset Hill Veterinary & Rehabilitation Center
Seattle, WA
4 days ago 4d
6 days ago 6d

9. Customer Care Specialist

Average Salary: $33,468

Although the two titles are sometimes used interchangeably, customer service reps usually work with individual consumers, and customer care specialists often work with other businesses that their company provides services to. The preferred attributes for the two jobs are quite similar, but customer care may be a better opportunity for someone interested in working in a more corporate environment.

Available Customer Care Specialist Jobs

Senior Customer Care Specialist
Lose It!
Boston, MA
1 day ago 1d
3 days ago 3d
19 hours ago 19h

10. Legal Assistant

Average Salary: $45,560

Are you the kind of person who loves to get down to the nitty-gritty? If you excel at writing, have a keen sense of grammar, and are hyper-organized, you may find your perfect fit in a legal assistant position. It’s true, there are some legal assistant jobs that require significant experience, but there are quite a few entry level positions to be found. As you get more senior, you can up your earning potential and even train to become a paralegal.

Available Legal Assistant Jobs

Legal Assistant - Employment Defense
Kelley Kronenberg
Plantation, FL
5 days ago 5d
Legal Assistant (Worker's Comp)
Kelley Kronenberg
Plantation, FL
5 days ago 5d
Legal Assistant
Tyson & Mendes
San Rafael, CA
6 days ago 6d

11. Medical Biller

Average Salary: $38,678

A medical biller is a person who communicates between a doctor’s office and insurance companies. The job requires quite a lot of paper pushing but is an excellent option for someone who is detail-oriented and doesn’t mind using a computer for most of the day. Many entry-level job postings in this field require one to three months of experience or training, meaning you can take a medical billing course and count that as your experience.

Available Medical Biller Jobs

Revenue Cycle Specialist
Sullivan, IL
3 days ago 3d
Medical Biller
Tidewater Neurology
Mount Pleasant, SC
5 days ago 5d
Medical Biller/Coder
Robert Half
Winfield, IL
6 days ago 6d

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