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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

6 days ago 6d
Customer Service Representative (In Costco)
3 Blind Mice Window Coverings, Inc.
San Clemente, CA
6 days ago 6d
Customer Service Representative
Regional Consumer Specialty Finance Company
Cheboygan, MI
5 days ago 5d

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

Hiring experienced Home Health Aid
Healing Hands Caregiving
San Luis Obispo, CA
2 day ago 2d
Direct Care Professional
Thrive Support & Advocacy
Marlborough, MA
5 days ago 5d
Home Health Aides
Home Instead Senior Care
Sewickley, PA
4 days ago 4d

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

Technical Marketing Assistant
Mega Systems Inc.
Helotes, TX
6 days ago 6d
Senior Marketing Assistant
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Phoenix, AZ
4 days ago 4d
Marketing Assistant
Westminster Communities of Florida
Tallahassee, FL
4 days ago 4d

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

Commonfund Mortgage Corp
Syracuse, NY
4 days ago 4d
Real Estate Agent
Cliff Lewis Experience
3 days ago 3d
Newly Licensed Real Estate Agents
Keller Williams Realty Signature
Janesville, WI
5 days ago 5d

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

Outside Sales Representative - Account Manager
Eastern Lift Truck
Easton, PA
23 hours ago 23h
Inside Sales Representative
Austin, TX
4 days ago 4d
Account Representative
BM2 Freight Services Inc
Des Plaines, IL
5 days ago 5d

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

Medical Assistant
Sadiant Health LLC
Plano, TX
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Assistant
Danbury, CT
23 hours ago 23h
Medical Assistant
Virtuoso Medical Management
Thousand Oaks, CA
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

Administrative Assistant
Knight Barry Title
Janesville, WI
23 hours ago 23h
Dental Assistant/Front Office Receptionist
Casa de Salud Dental / House of Dental
Los Angeles, CA
23 hours ago 23h
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

Veterinary Liaison/Assistant
Monarch Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Laguna Niguel, CA
4 days ago 4d
Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Technician Assistant
South Rhea Animal Hospital
Dayton, TN
6 days ago 6d
Veterinary Assistant or Technician
Mission Veterinary Partners
Elwood, IN
4 days ago 4d

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 Specialist
Liberty Tax Service
Granada Hills, CA
5 days ago 5d
Formulation Specialist
Cosmos Corporation
Saint Peters, MO
6 days ago 6d
Customer Care Specialist
California Casualty
Colorado Springs, CO
3 days ago 3d

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

Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Pemberton Law
Alexandria, MN
5 days ago 5d
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Carmel, IN
2 day ago 2d
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Murphy Logan & Bardwell
Napa, CA
3 days ago 3d

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/AR Specialist
UB Neurosurgery, Inc
Buffalo, NY
4 days ago 4d
Medical Biller
Supreme Medical Management
Rockland, NY
3 days ago 3d
Medical Biller
Advanced Endoscopy Center
Saint Louis, MO
5 days ago 5d

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