255 Not So Hard Careers To Get Into

Stanley Tan



Difficulty to get into these careers: Medium

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these careers.
Example: an electrician must have completed 3 or 4 years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Employees in these careers usually need 1 or 2 years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

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255 Not So Hard Jobs To Get Into

 Career nameAvg salaryJob growth %Degree req
Air Traffic Controllers$118,7801.4High School Diploma
General and Operations Managers$117,20012.4Associates
Financial Services Sales Agents$103,26011.2High School Diploma
Geothermal Production Managers$101,640-2.4Associates
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists$100,71014.6Bachelors
Administrative Services Managers$92,25012.2Bachelors
Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors$86,7509.7Associates
Web Administrators$85,5203.8Bachelors
Supervisors of Police and Detectives$84,2604.9High School Diploma
Radiation Therapists$83,71023.5Associates
Commercial Pilots$82,4309.4Post-Secondary Cert
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators$82,2700.5High School Diploma
Funeral Service Managers$81,08012.5Associates
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents$80,5402High School Diploma
Police Detectives$80,5402High School Diploma
Police Identification and Records Officers$80,5402High School Diploma
Immigration and Customs Inspectors$80,5402High School Diploma
Real Estate Brokers$80,42010.8Associates
Ship Pilots$79,18013.8High School Diploma
Ship, Boat and Barge Mates$79,18013.8Post-Secondary Cert
Ship and Boat Captains$79,18013.8Post-Secondary Cert
Power Distributors and Dispatchers$78,170-0.9High School Diploma
Elevator Installers and Repairers$76,49024.6High School Diploma
Nuclear Monitoring Technicians$75,96014.9Associates
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians$75,96014.9High School Diploma
Gaming Managers$75,5907.5High School Diploma
Film and Video Editors$75,0900.6Bachelors
Ship Engineers$74,6007.8Post-Secondary Cert
Fashion Designers$73,690-3Associates
Loan Officers$73,6707.7Bachelors
Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors$73,5506.3High School Diploma
Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors$73,5506.3Associates
Nuclear Medicine Technologists$73,23020.2Associates
Energy Auditors$73,0007.4High School Diploma
Customs Brokers$73,0007.4High School Diploma
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers$72,570-19.3Bachelors
Dental Hygienists$71,97033.3Associates
Aviation Inspectors$70,82011.2Post-Secondary Cert
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors$70,82011.2Post-Secondary Cert
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Powerhouse, Substation and Relay$70,110-0.2Post-Secondary Cert
Critical Care Nurses$69,79019.4Associates
Acute Care Nurses$69,79019.4Associates
Registered Nurses$69,79019.4Associates
Web Developers$68,67020Bachelors
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers$68,39046Associates
Government Property Inspectors and Investigators$68,0004.6Post-Secondary Cert
Coroners$68,0004.6High School Diploma
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists$67,30023.6Associates
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents$67,000-24.2High School Diploma
Solar Energy Installation Managers$65,15023.5Post-Secondary Cert
Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$65,15023.5High School Diploma
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers$64,9908.9Post-Secondary Cert
Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers$64,750-5.3Bachelors
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers$64,6707.8High School Diploma
Insurance Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators$63,5003.9Bachelors
Gas Plant Operators$63,400-8.8High School Diploma
Manufacturing Production Technicians$63,1400.9Post-Secondary Cert
Photonics Technicians$63,1400.9Associates
Electronics Engineering Technologists$63,1400.9Associates
Mechanical Engineering Technologists$63,1400.9Bachelors
Electrical Drafters$62,0409.6Post-Secondary Cert
Electronic Drafters$62,0409.6Associates
Supervisors of Correctional Officers$61,7904High School Diploma
Advertising Sales Agents$60,910-0.7Bachelors
Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists$60,8303Post-Secondary Cert
Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians$60,56013.8Associates
Electronics Engineering Technicians$60,3300Associates
Electrical Engineering Technicians$60,3300Post-Secondary Cert
Signal and Track Switch Repairers$59,920-1.2Associates
Police Patrol Officers$59,5605.9High School Diploma
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs$59,5605.9High School Diploma
Fire Investigators$58,9806.2Associates
Fire Inspectors$58,9806.2Associates
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians$58,8502.4Post-Secondary Cert
Sound Engineering Technicians$58,6700.7High School Diploma
Geological Sample Test Technicians$58,50015Associates
Respiratory Therapists$58,49019Associates
Avionics Technicians$58,4602.9Associates
Construction and Building Inspectors$58,43012.2Post-Secondary Cert
Wholesale and Retail Buyers$58,1907Associates
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators$58,0703High School Diploma
Assessors$58,0105.6Associates
Radiologic Technologists$57,51020.8Associates
Occupational Therapy Assistants$57,26042.6Associates
Lodging Managers$57,2301.4Bachelors
Tax Examiners and Collectors and Revenue Agents$56,890-3.9Bachelors
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera Operators$56,5105.5Associates
Industrial Engineering Technicians$55,660-3.2Associates
Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commercial and Industrial Equipment$55,6103.4Post-Secondary Cert
Robotics Technicians$55,6003.9Associates
Electro-Mechanical Technicians$55,6003.9Associates
Real Estate Sales Agents$55,53011High School Diploma
Mechanical Engineering Technicians$55,4704.7High School Diploma
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment$55,4302.3Post-Secondary Cert
Mechanical Drafters$55,260-4.9Associates
Music Composers and Arrangers$55,2304.5Associates
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians$55,21030.4Associates
Court Reporters$55,0009.6Post-Secondary Cert
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers$54,750-0.5High School Diploma
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers$54,6303.9Post-Secondary Cert
Plumbers$54,62021.3Post-Secondary Cert
Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters$54,62021.3Post-Secondary Cert
Electricians$54,52019.7Post-Secondary Cert
Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,40012High School Diploma
Physical Therapist Assistants$54,33041Associates
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$53,590-1.2Associates
Crane and Tower Operators$53,55016.8Post-Secondary Cert
Food Service Managers$53,5001.6No degree req
Transit and Railroad Police$53,1703.4Associates
Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers$53,13011.8Post-Secondary Cert
Private Detectives and Investigators$52,88011.2Associates
Civil Drafters$52,4800.8Associates
Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors$52,13012Associates
Paralegals and Legal Assistants$51,84016.7Bachelors
Wind Turbine Service Technicians$51,79024.5High School Diploma
Millwrights$51,52018.4High School Diploma
Computer User Support Specialists$51,50020.2Bachelors
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians$51,27010.9Bachelors
Airfield Operations Specialists$51,1905Bachelors
Fine Artists, Painters, Sculptors and Illustrators$51,1203.8Bachelors
Commercial Divers$51,07029.4Post-Secondary Cert
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$50,44018.9Post-Secondary Cert
Civil Engineering Technicians$50,2900.6Post-Secondary Cert
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic$50,20027.6No degree req
Brokerage Clerks$50,1203.8Bachelors
Tool and Die Makers$50,090-1.4No degree req
Radio Mechanics$49,8806.6Associates
Radio, Cellular and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers$49,8806.6High School Diploma
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers and Material Movers$48,9808.5High School Diploma
Respiratory Therapy Technicians$48,80016.9Associates
Municipal Firefighters$48,7506.6Post-Secondary Cert
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics$48,72010.3Post-Secondary Cert
Medical Equipment Repairers$48,54030.3High School Diploma
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic$48,3702.2High School Diploma
Title Examiners, Abstractors and Searchers$48,1909.2High School Diploma
Quality Control Analysts$47,86010Bachelors
Precision Agriculture Technicians$47,86010Bachelors
Hearing Aid Specialists$47,82025.2Bachelors
Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks$47,5903.6High School Diploma
Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers$47,540-2.5High School Diploma
Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers$47,540-2.5High School Diploma
Chemical Technicians$47,3909.4Associates
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers$47,280-25High School Diploma
Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers$46,88020.9Post-Secondary Cert
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers$46,88020.9Post-Secondary Cert
Traffic Technicians$46,54011.7Bachelors
Flight Attendants$46,300-6.5Associates
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators$46,1407.7High School Diploma
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians$46,04013.7Associates
Chefs and Head Cooks$45,8805.2Associates
Radio Operators$45,7401.2High School Diploma
Legal Secretaries$45,670-3High School Diploma
Radiologic Technicians$45,62026.7Associates
Neurodiagnostic Technologists$45,62026.7Associates
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists$45,62026.7Post-Secondary Cert
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists$45,1608.6High School Diploma
Surgical Technologists$45,01029.8Associates
Correctional Officers and Jailers$44,9104.9High School Diploma
Radio and Television Announcers$44,0300Bachelors
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers$43,91015.9High School Diploma
Surveying Technicians$43,87013.5High School Diploma
Mapping Technicians$43,87013.5Bachelors
Tax Preparers$43,8709.9High School Diploma
Animal Breeders$43,470-23.4High School Diploma
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,42024.8Post-Secondary Cert
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists$43,2302.8Bachelors
Statistical Assistants$42,9909.2Bachelors
Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers$42,46010High School Diploma
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers$42,3603.3Associates
Broadcast Technicians$42,3103.2Post-Secondary Cert
Stonemasons$42,13029.2No degree req
Embalmers$42,100-15Associates
Desktop Publishers$41,960-5.5Associates
Electric Motor, Power Tool and Related Repairers$41,850-4High School Diploma
Massage Therapists$41,79022.6Post-Secondary Cert
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic$41,6706High School Diploma
Machinists$41,5408.8High School Diploma
Computer Operators$41,240-17Associates
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers$41,02013.9High School Diploma
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians$40,75029.7Bachelors
Jewelers$40,350-9.8Post-Secondary Cert
Precious Metal Workers$40,350-9.8High School Diploma
Gem and Diamond Workers$40,350-9.8Post-Secondary Cert
Procurement Clerks$40,2402High School Diploma
Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters$40,0405.8High School Diploma
Automotive Specialty Technicians$39,9808.6Post-Secondary Cert
Automotive Master Mechanics$39,9808.6Post-Secondary Cert
Wood Patternmakers$39,8700.2High School Diploma
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors$39,41012.5Post-Secondary Cert
Medical Appliance Technicians$39,0006.4Post-Secondary Cert
Prepress Technicians and Workers$39,000-12.9Post-Secondary Cert
Human Resources Assistants$38,980-1Associates
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians$38,86022High School Diploma
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$38,830-12.6High School Diploma
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians$38,6005.5Post-Secondary Cert
Computer, Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairers$38,4503.8Associates
General Maintenance and Repair Workers$38,3909.4High School Diploma
Photographers$38,3504.3High School Diploma
Travel Guides$38,2603.6Associates
Spa Managers$38,24011Post-Secondary Cert
Supervisors of Personal Service Workers$38,24011Bachelors
Watch Repairers$38,2401.9High School Diploma
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters$38,1607.7High School Diploma
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers$38,1401.2Post-Secondary Cert
Loan Interviewers and Clerks$38,1208.7Associates
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks$38,07011.4High School Diploma
Forest and Conservation Technicians$37,990-3.5High School Diploma
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic$37,92014.5High School Diploma
Travel Agents$37,730-12High School Diploma
Home Appliance Repairers$37,7200.7Associates
Municipal Clerks$37,34010.6Associates
Agricultural Technicians$37,3302.9Masters
Food Science Technicians$37,3302.9High School Diploma
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians$37,3209.5High School Diploma
Credit Authorizers$36,730-3.2Bachelors
Printing Press Operators$36,700-3.9High School Diploma
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians$36,52029.8High School Diploma
Log Graders and Scalers$36,480-31.6High School Diploma
Dental Assistants$36,26024.5Post-Secondary Cert
Dispensing Opticians$36,26023.4High School Diploma
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners$36,2006.2Post-Secondary Cert
Motorcycle Mechanics$35,8106Post-Secondary Cert
Medical Transcriptionists$35,5807.6Post-Secondary Cert
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants$35,44016Bachelors
Endoscopy Technicians$35,44016High School Diploma
Psychiatric Technicians$35,1603.9High School Diploma
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$35,11023Post-Secondary Cert
Wood Model Makers$34,5705.5High School Diploma
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants$34,50013.2High School Diploma
Skincare Specialists$33,81039.8Post-Secondary Cert
Medical Secretaries$33,53036Associates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters$33,5004Post-Secondary Cert
Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials$33,4007.7High School Diploma
Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers and Applicators$33,07011.2High School Diploma
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers of Motor Vehicles$32,920-5.9Post-Secondary Cert
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians$32,35029.5Associates
Preschool Teachers$32,04017.4Associates
Phlebotomists$31,89026.7Post-Secondary Cert
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders and Finishers$31,7007.5High School Diploma
Manufacturing Potters$31,7007.5High School Diploma
Medical Assistants$31,22029Post-Secondary Cert
Pharmacy Technicians$31,09019.9High School Diploma
Concierges$30,30023.4High School Diploma
Forest and Conservation Workers$29,6404.5Bachelors
Tailors, Dressmakers and Custom Sewers$29,170-1.8High School Diploma
Occupational Therapy Aides$29,04036.2Associates
Barbers$28,43011Post-Secondary Cert
Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists$27,94012.7Post-Secondary Cert
Private Household Cooks$27,500-0.8Post-Secondary Cert
Residential Advisors$26,56020.7Bachelors
Tour Guides and Escorts$26,1208.3High School Diploma
Teacher Assistants$26,0008.6Associates
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers$25,3709.5High School Diploma
Manicurists and Pedicurists$22,50015.6Post-Secondary Cert
Nannies$21,71014High School Diploma