Have you been scouring open jobs, only to find endless listings for Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Systems Architects, and the like? Don’t worry. Tech jobs are far from the only cool positions available. After all, with an unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent and 94 consecutive months of economic expansion, there’s almost never been a better time to enter the U.S. labor market — and that holds true across multiple industries. So even if you don’t have a Computer Science degree or aspire to be a master coder, there are plenty of great opportunities for you.
As a bonus, many of these positions offer solid base salaries that have only been increasing year-over-year, according to Glassdoor’s Local Pay Reports. Check out these well-paying, fast-growing, and varied job options below — and make sure to apply now!
1. Graphic Designer
Median Base Pay: $43,550
YoY Salary Growth: 2.10%
Job Description: Got a flair for the creative? A Graphic Designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. Their designs are usually required for a vast variety of projects, from online collateral to off-line event activations.
Available Graphic Designer Jobs
2. Project Manager
Median Base Pay: $73,442
YoY Salary Growth: 1.80%
Job Description: If you’ve got strong leadership skills and a knack for getting things done, Project Manager is an excellent career choice for you. You’ll be tasked with seeing projects through from start to finish, concept to execution — and with so many different industries and projects in which to work, you’re sure to find something that you’re interested in.
3. Insurance Agent
Median Base Pay: $43,010
YoY Salary Growth: 2.90%
Job Description: As the Geico Gecko or Progressive’s Flo can tell you, the Insurance Agent life is a good one. Beyond a rapidly growing salary, you’ll engage in meaningful work, build lasting relationships with clients, and gain a whole lot of knowledge along the way.
4. Customer Service Manager
Median Base Pay: $54,177
YoY Salary Growth: 7.40%
Job Description: Customer Service Manager positions have a lot going for them — they’re available at a wide variety of companies, they’re projected to grow by a faster-than-average clip of 10 percent between 2014 and 2024, and they can help you hone your relationship management, organizational, and leadership skills. And, with the right negotiation tactics, you can pull in a solid salary that will only go up.
Available Customer Service Manager Jobs
Median Base Pay: $51,306
YoY Salary Growth: 6.90%
Job Description: As the salespeople of the HR world, Recruiters get to schmooze with potential hires for a living — perfect for social butterflies (although not a requirement!). At number 17 on our list of the top 50 Best Jobs in America, Recruiters have an overall job score of 4.3 out of 5 and a job satisfaction score of 4.2 out of 5.
6. Communications Manager
Median Base Pay: $66,560
YoY Salary Growth: 1.90%
Job Description: Do you read the news first thing every morning? Do the worlds of communications, public relations, and journalism fascinate you? Do you want a fast-paced, intellectually stimulating career? Then consider becoming a Communications Manager, which involves getting the word out there about your brand, crafting messaging, responding to timely news events, and more.
7. Truck Driver
Median Base Pay: $51,577
YoY Salary Growth: 2.70%
Job Description: Who knew that being behind the wheel of a big rig offered so much opportunity? Heading out on the open road as a Truck Driver provides a solid salary with room for growth and the chance to explore the country from East Coast to West and everywhere in between. If you’re a roaming man (or woman) that loves to put the pedal to the metal, check out the positions available.
Available Truck Driver Jobs
8. Property Manager
Median Base Pay: $51,479
YoY Salary Growth: 2.40%
Job Description: With the housing market on the up-and-up, now’s a great time to become a Property Manager — the person tasked with managing tenants and maintaining various properties under a landlord. If you have an interest in real estate, enjoy working with your hands, and know how to set and stick to a budget, this could be a great option for you. And, like a well-maintained property, the value of this career may just continue to grow over the years.
Median Base Pay: $47,787
YoY Salary Growth: 0.70%
Job Description: Paralegals are responsible for interfacing with both internal and external constituents and play a key role in helping manage the legal function. Duties can include: coordinating all aspects of contract management, including routing for signature, distribution, and development and maintenance of contracts database; managing corporate and tax filings with state, local and other governmental agencies; conducting legal research under the supervision of attorneys; and more.
10. Human Resources Manager
Median Base Pay: $67,854
YoY Salary Growth: 1.40%
Job Description: Not only did Human Resources Manager make it to the top 10 of our Best Jobs in America list — it’s an incredibly fulfilling, multifaceted position. In one day, you could participate in conflict mediation, onboarding, training, benefits counseling, and much more. With a rewarding job and a solid, steadily increasing paycheck, what more could you want?
Available Human Resources Manager Jobs
11. Sales Representative
Median Base Pay: $46,800
YoY Salary Growth: 4.10%
Job Description: Sales Representative is the ultimate job for those who enjoy relationship building, delivering value to clients, and the thrill of closing a deal. Bonus: On top of a solid median base pay, Sales Representatives also typically earn commission, so your potential for earnings is as high as your performance.
Available Sales Representative Jobs
12. Marketing Manager
Median Base Pay: $68,175
YoY Salary Growth: 1.70%
Job Description: Want a job where you’ll be able to see the tangible impact of your efforts? Then you might just love this job. As a Marketing Manager, you’ll be tasked with leading a team to promote and sell your company’s products/services through creative initiatives to drive bottom-line business results. And with a variety of sub-specializations like email, social media, influencer, and digital, you’re sure to find a field of marketing you’re passionate about.