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11 Surprising Jobs With No Experience Required

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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: $30,688

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
Thorntons (Kentucky)
Louisville, KY
23 hours ago 23h
Inbound Customer Service Representative
ContactUS, LLC
Jacksonville, NC
23 hours ago 23h
Customer Service Representative
GEICO Bellevue Local Office
Bellevue, WA
23 hours ago 23h

2. Home Care Aid or Home Health Aid

Average Salary: $11/hr.

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

Caregiver / Home Care Aide
Best Ever Home CAre
Concord, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Private Duty/Home Care Aide
Brookdale Senior Living
Vernon Hills, IL
23 hours ago 23h
STNA - Nurse Aide
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Copley, OH
23 hours ago 23h

3. Publicity Assistant or Public Relations Assistant

Average Salary: $45,498

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

Facilities Technician II
The King Cetner
Atlanta, GA
23 hours ago 23h
Executive Assistant /Public Finance Associate
Prestige Staffing
Denver, CO
23 hours ago 23h
23 hours ago 23h

4. Real Estate Agent

Average Salary: $51,879

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

Real Estate Agent
Mark Spain Real Estate
Marietta, GA
23 hours ago 23h
Real Estate Agent
ReeceNichols Real Estate
Shawnee, KS
23 hours ago 23h
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Highline Residential
New York, NY
23 hours ago 23h

5. Sales Account Representative

Average Salary: $45,459

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

Account Sales Representative (Entry Level)
Pacific Office Automation
Phoenix, AZ
23 hours ago 23h
Sales Account Representative
Uline
Bridgewater, NJ
23 hours ago 23h
23 hours ago 23h

6. Medical Assistant

Average Salary: $33,719

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

Cardiology Medical Assistant
Plaza Personnel Service
San Diego, CA
23 hours ago 23h
Certified Medical Assistant
CODA
Portland, OR
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Assistant
Centura Health
Durango, CO
23 hours ago 23h

7. Administrative Assistant

Average Salary: $44,950

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

Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant
Pacific Office Automation
Albuquerque, NM
23 hours ago 23h
Administrative Assistant
Traditions Spirits
Thackerville, OK
23 hours ago 23h
IT Administrative Assistant
ABD Insurance & Financial Services
San Francisco, CA
23 hours ago 23h

8. Veterinary Assistant

Average Salary: $31,567

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

23 hours ago 23h
23 hours ago 23h
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Animal Hospital of Lake Villa
Lake Villa, IL
23 hours ago 23h

9. Customer Care Specialist

Average Salary: $34,436

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

Customer Care Senior Specialist
Sandata Technologies
Port Washington, NY
23 hours ago 23h
CUSTOMER CARE SPECIALIST I
CenturyLink
Tulsa, OK
23 hours ago 23h
Customer Care Senior Specialist - Tier II
Sandata Technologies
Port Washington, NY
23 hours ago 23h

10. Legal Assistant

Average Salary: $46,452

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

Litigtaion Legal Assistant
Cole, Scott & Kissane
Tampa, FL
23 hours ago 23h
Legal Assistant
Adams County, Colorado
Brighton, CO
23 hours ago 23h
Legal Administrative Assistant
Radius Global Solutions
Jenkintown, PA
23 hours ago 23h

11. Medical Biller

Average Salary: $36,398

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

Medical Biller
Alternative Behavior Strategies
Salt Lake City, UT
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Biller - OBGYN
Frontline Source Group
Phoenix, AZ
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Biller and Coder OB/GYN
El Camino Medical Billing Services Inc
Mountain View, CA
23 hours ago 23h

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