270 Easy Careers To Get Into

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Difficulty to get into these careers: Easy

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.
Example: a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Employees in these careers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

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270 Easy Jobs To Get Into

 Career nameAvg salaryJob growth %Degree req
Athletes and Sports Competitors$78,2606.7No degree req
Power Plant Operators$69,220-10.8High School Diploma
Licensing Examiners and Inspectors$68,0004.6High School Diploma
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators and Gaugers$63,160-5High School Diploma
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists$63,1400.9High School Diploma
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators$61,07018.6No degree req
Boilermakers$60,1703.7High School Diploma
Subway and Streetcar Operators$59,2306.5High School Diploma
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$59,060-1.8High School Diploma
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators$57,5308.6High School Diploma
Locomotive Engineers$57,000-3.9High School Diploma
Pile-Driver Operators$56,20027.5High School Diploma
Chemical Plant and System Operators$56,170-11.5High School Diploma
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters$55,820-2.9High School Diploma
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators$55,430-3High School Diploma
Biomass Plant Technicians$55,2400.7High School Diploma
Mining Roof Bolters$54,880-4.2High School Diploma
Mine Shuttle Car Operators$54,830-3.7High School Diploma
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers$54,81023High School Diploma
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers$54,4306High School Diploma
Locomotive Firers$53,690-42High School Diploma
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts and Blasters$53,1605.2High School Diploma
Structural Iron and Steel Workers$53,14021.8High School Diploma
Rail Car Repairers$52,5702.5High School Diploma
Railroad Brake, Signal and Switch Operators$52,280-2.6High School Diploma
Postal Service Mail Carriers$51,790-26.8High School Diploma
Oil, Gas and Mining Service Unit Operators$51,54020.9High School Diploma
Brickmasons and Blockmasons$51,50035.5No degree req
Tapers$51,49014.8High School Diploma
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers$50,8105.8No degree req
Earth Drillers$50,79019.2High School Diploma
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors$50,7600.7High School Diploma
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators$50,7405.2High School Diploma
Costume Attendants$50,2706.6High School Diploma
Mechanical Insulation Workers$50,16046.7No degree req
Gaming Supervisors$49,6608.2High School Diploma
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders$49,150-8.3High School Diploma
Postal Service Clerks$49,040-31.8High School Diploma
Recycling Coordinators$48,9808.5High School Diploma
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators$48,9002.7High School Diploma
Hoist and Winch Operators$48,8202.7High School Diploma
Forest Firefighters$48,7506.6High School Diploma
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors and Processing Machine Operators$48,710-29.8No degree req
Sheet Metal Workers$48,70015.5High School Diploma
Wellhead Pumpers$48,59014.8High School Diploma
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$48,02018.9High School Diploma
Farm Labor Contractors$47,790-No degree req
Supervisors of Logging Workers$47,540-2.5High School Diploma
Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators$47,500-0.6High School Diploma
Riggers$46,90023.3High School Diploma
Pump Operators$46,70010.8High School Diploma
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic$46,290-3Associates
Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service and Groundskeeping Workers$46,02012.7High School Diploma
Refractory Materials Repairers$45,7600.4High School Diploma
Dredge Operators$45,64013.3High School Diploma
Construction Carpenters$45,59024.2High School Diploma
Rough Carpenters$45,59024.2High School Diploma
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators and Hostlers$44,8102.4High School Diploma
Transportation Equipment Painters$44,58010.4High School Diploma
Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loaders$44,5402.7High School Diploma
Glaziers$44,22017.2High School Diploma
Tile and Marble Setters$44,16015No degree req
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators$44,16016.2High School Diploma
Machinery Maintenance Workers$44,05011High School Diploma
Cargo and Freight Agents$43,96014.5High School Diploma
Freight Forwarders$43,96014.5High School Diploma
Automotive Body and Related Repairers$43,87013.3High School Diploma
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers$43,82015.9High School Diploma
Agricultural Inspectors$43,630-1High School Diploma
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers$43,27019.8High School Diploma
Plasterers and Stucco Masons$43,00015No degree req
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers$42,73014.2High School Diploma
Paving, Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operators$42,46019.7High School Diploma
Bailiffs$42,3605.3High School Diploma
Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,1904.4High School Diploma
Tire Builders$41,960-8.8High School Diploma
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,93011.3High School Diploma
Solar Photovoltaic Installers$41,77024.5High School Diploma
Carpet Installers$41,6608.7High School Diploma
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders$41,260-10.9High School Diploma
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating and Still Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$41,150-2.9High School Diploma
Motorboat Operators$41,1305.7Post-Secondary Cert
Sailors and Marine Oilers$40,97015.5High School Diploma
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers$40,97029No degree req
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks$40,91012.5High School Diploma
Pipelayers$40,73020.8No degree req
Floor Layers$40,69013High School Diploma
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers$40,6207.4High School Diploma
Geothermal Technicians$40,4008.8High School Diploma
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$40,230-9.9High School Diploma
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers$40,180-1.4High School Diploma
Dental Laboratory Technicians$40,1402.6Post-Secondary Cert
Solderers and Brazers$40,0405.8High School Diploma
Utilities Meter Readers$39,970-19.2High School Diploma
Construction and Maintenance Painters$39,78019.8High School Diploma
Dispatchers$39,71011.2High School Diploma
Roofers$39,60011.4High School Diploma
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers$39,4109.8High School Diploma
Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers$39,4107.7High School Diploma
Telephone Operators$39,350-13High School Diploma
Mechanical Door Repairers$39,25023.8High School Diploma
Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers$39,11012.8High School Diploma
Insurance Policy Processing Clerks$38,7408High School Diploma
Insurance Claims Clerks$38,7408High School Diploma
Transportation Security Screeners$38,6005.9High School Diploma
Weatherization Installers and Technicians$38,56013.4High School Diploma
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers$38,4005.5High School Diploma
Highway Maintenance Workers$37,9105.7High School Diploma
Public Address System and Other Announcers$37,8507.6High School Diploma
Parking Enforcement Workers$37,750-0.2High School Diploma
Floor, Ceiling and Wall Insulation Workers$37,54026.2No degree req
Word Processors and Typists$37,440-25High School Diploma
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners$37,3800.4High School Diploma
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$37,360-14High School Diploma
Court Clerks$37,34010.6High School Diploma
License Clerks$37,34010.6High School Diploma
Paperhangers$37,240-0.5High School Diploma
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians$37,0308.7High School Diploma
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$36,850-1.9Post-Secondary Cert
Floor Sanders and Finishers$36,85014.8High School Diploma
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier and Kettle Operators and Tenders$36,800-4.3High School Diploma
Semiconductor Processors$36,770-27High School Diploma
Credit Checkers$36,730-3.2High School Diploma
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$36,550-8No degree req
Welding, Soldering and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$36,45019.8No degree req
Craft Artists$36,3003.3High School Diploma
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$36,280-22.5High School Diploma
Correspondence Clerks$36,2404.2High School Diploma
Helpers of Extraction Workers$36,10016.6High School Diploma
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors$36,03016.2High School Diploma
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$35,950-3High School Diploma
Construction Laborers$35,75024.3High School Diploma
Billing, Cost and Rate Clerks$35,56018High School Diploma
Statement Clerks$35,56018High School Diploma
Bill and Account Collectors$35,54014.7High School Diploma
Forging Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$35,480-12.8No degree req
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$35,290-13.2No degree req
Slot Supervisors$35,2705.8High School Diploma
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters$35,230-2.6High School Diploma
Tree Trimmers and Pruners$35,15018.5High School Diploma
New Accounts Clerks$34,890-4.9High School Diploma
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks$34,790-14High School Diploma
Segmental Pavers$34,75038High School Diploma
Crushing, Grinding and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$34,700-2.3High School Diploma
Metal Pourers and Casters$34,430-18.7High School Diploma
Animal Control Workers$34,3707.7High School Diploma
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers$34,330-7High School Diploma
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$34,150-12.6Post-Secondary Cert
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers$34,090-12.2High School Diploma
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers$34,05013.6High School Diploma
Conveyor Operators and Tenders$34,0203.4Associates
Customer Service Representatives$33,89012.6High School Diploma
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,8703.8High School Diploma
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders$33,8600.6Associates
Medical Equipment Preparers$33,85020.3High School Diploma
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$33,800-15.9No degree req
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics$33,7305.5High School Diploma
Coil Winders, Tapers and Finishers$33,530-10.5High School Diploma
Fence Erectors$33,49030High School Diploma
Coin, Vending and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers$33,480-2High School Diploma
Extruding, Forming, Pressing and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$33,470-3.2High School Diploma
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,320-2.7High School Diploma
Upholsterers$33,2800.7High School Diploma
Order Clerks$33,110-2.5High School Diploma
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$32,970-8.4High School Diploma
Coating, Painting and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$32,8900.5High School Diploma
Pest Control Workers$32,85019.7High School Diploma
Foundry Mold and Coremakers$32,510-16.2High School Diploma
Parts Salespersons$32,4507High School Diploma
Cutting, Punching and Press Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$32,430-8.9High School Diploma
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,42012.9High School Diploma
Animal Trainers$32,40014.8High School Diploma
Retail Loss Prevention Specialists$32,3608.6High School Diploma
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$32,330-8.6High School Diploma
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Investigators$32,2907High School Diploma
Interviewers$32,23010.4High School Diploma
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers$32,070-6.8High School Diploma
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers$31,930-15No degree req
Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks$31,7701High School Diploma
Manufacturing Stone Cutters and Carvers$31,7007.5High School Diploma
Molding and Casting Workers$31,7007.5High School Diploma
Helpers of Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons and Tile and Marble Setters$31,45043High School Diploma
Print Binding and Finishing Workers$31,420-3.7High School Diploma
Recycling and Reclamation Workers$31,3607.3High School Diploma
Etchers and Engravers$31,240-3.8High School Diploma
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians$31,10012High School Diploma
General Office Clerks$30,8206.2High School Diploma
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders$30,7901High School Diploma
Team Assemblers$30,7404.8No degree req
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers and Samplers, Recordkeeping$30,73010.2High School Diploma
Machine Feeders and Offbearers$30,6302High School Diploma
Molding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$30,600-15.4Post-Secondary Cert
Painting, Coating and Decorating Workers$30,5400.2High School Diploma
Butchers and Meat Cutters$30,3804.8High School Diploma
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators$30,300-4High School Diploma
Office Machine Operators$30,200-10.2High School Diploma
Data Entry Keyers$30,130-24.6High School Diploma
School or Special Client Bus Drivers$29,9108.5High School Diploma
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers$29,53010High School Diploma
File Clerks$29,510-3.3High School Diploma
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders$29,4100.9High School Diploma
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders$29,250-0.6High School Diploma
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators$29,160-8.8No degree req
Helpers of Electricians$29,11036.9High School Diploma
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$28,9400.6High School Diploma
Helpers of Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters$28,94027.9High School Diploma
Food Batchmakers$28,790-2.6Associates
Demonstrators and Product Promoters$28,76016High School Diploma
Cleaning, Washing and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders$28,750-0.6High School Diploma
Dietetic Technicians$28,60018High School Diploma
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$28,58010.2High School Diploma
Agricultural Equipment Operators$28,4903.9High School Diploma
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators$28,4600.2High School Diploma
Psychiatric Aides$28,4306High School Diploma
Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$28,41013.5Post-Secondary Cert
Couriers and Messengers$28,360-11High School Diploma
Hand Cutters and Trimmers$28,160-15.3No degree req
Security Guards$28,04012High School Diploma
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service$28,000-13.2High School Diploma
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$27,890-24.5High School Diploma
Helpers of Carpenters$27,87029.6High School Diploma
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,83013.5High School Diploma
Helpers of Installation, Maintenance and Repair Workers$27,72013.7High School Diploma
Driver/Sales Workers$27,7208.5High School Diploma
Gaming Cage Workers$27,5607.3High School Diploma
Hand Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers$27,18011High School Diploma
Transportation Attendants$27,06011High School Diploma
Helpers of Roofers$27,01017.3High School Diploma
Bicycle Repairers$26,96025High School Diploma
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$26,760-27High School Diploma
Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders$26,680-20.5High School Diploma
Physical Therapist Aides$26,66040High School Diploma
Tellers$26,6501High School Diploma
Floral Designers$26,520-8No degree req
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders$26,410-24High School Diploma
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders$26,390-35.3High School Diploma
Nursing Assistants$26,25021High School Diploma
Clerical Library Assistants$26,01014.7High School Diploma
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers$25,840-14High School Diploma
Telemarketers$25,8007.7High School Diploma
Retail Salespersons$25,7609.8High School Diploma
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners$25,6507.8High School Diploma
Tire Repairers and Changers$25,6108.7High School Diploma
Bakers$25,5505.6High School Diploma
Pharmacy Aides$25,54011High School Diploma
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants$25,49031High School Diploma
Janitors and Cleaners$25,46012High School Diploma
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors and Related Workers$25,380-15.3No degree req
Marking Clerks$25,380-0.3High School Diploma
Wholesale and Retail Sales Order Fillers$25,380-0.3No degree req
Hand Sewers$24,980-9.3High School Diploma
Institution and Cafeteria Cooks$24,97013.2No degree req
Funeral Attendants$24,8601.4High School Diploma
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers$24,6400High School Diploma
Baggage Porters and Bellhops$23,88012High School Diploma
Restaurant Cooks$23,70014.7High School Diploma
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment$23,34011High School Diploma
Motion Picture Projectionists$23,260-26.5No degree req
Hand Packers and Packagers$23,0406High School Diploma
Locker Room, Coatroom and Dressing Room Attendants$22,98010.4High School Diploma
Bartenders$22,62011.9High School Diploma
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,50012.8High School Diploma
Home Health Aides$22,40048.5High School Diploma
Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks$22,18013.7High School Diploma
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers$22,1709.7High School Diploma
Childcare Workers$21,71014High School Diploma
Personal Care Aides$21,21048.8High School Diploma
Gaming Dealers$21,04011.4High School Diploma
Lifeguards and Ski Patrol$21,03010.2High School Diploma
Shampooers$19,480-1.5Post-Secondary Cert