46 Of The Easiest Careers To Get Into

Stan T.


Difficulty to get into these careers: Easiest

These careers require little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience to get into. These careers need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training.
For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

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Continuous Miner Operators

operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.
Salary: $54470
Education: No degree required

Fallers

use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
Salary: $48520
Education: No degree required

Bridge and Lock Tenders

operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.
Salary: $47660
Education: No degree required


Oil and Gas Derrick Operators

2 reviews
rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.
Salary: $47630
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Logging Equipment Operators

drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush.
Salary: $41840
Education: No degree required

Septic Tank Servicers

clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.
Salary: $41530
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth


Oil and Gas Roustabouts

assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.
Salary: $40220
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Quarry Rock Splitters

separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.
Salary: $35760
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

3 reviews
use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.
Salary: $34340
Education: No degree required


Hunters and Trappers

hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.
Salary: $34340
Education: No degree required

Furniture Finishers

Furniture Finishers shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.
Salary: $33850
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction

Fabric Menders

repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.
Salary: $33550
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Crossing Guards

1 reviews
guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
Salary: $31970
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction

Hand Grinding And Polishing Workers

Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.
Salary: $31900
Education: No degree required

Helpers of Painters

help painters, paperhangers, plasterers, or stucco masons by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
Salary: $31720
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth


Models

6 reviews
model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.
Salary: $31570
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Counter and Rental Clerks

receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute costs, and accept payment.
Salary: $31200
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

3 reviews
landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.
Salary: $30940
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Helpers Of Production Workers

Helpers of Production Workers help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
Salary: $29380
Education: No degree required

Farmworkers

attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.
Salary: $28840
Education: Associate's degree

Sales Floor Stock Clerks

receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.
Salary: $28520
Education: No degree required


Stockroom and Warehouse Clerks

receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.
Salary: $28520
Education: No degree required

Slaughterers And Meat Packers

Slaughterers and Meat Packers work in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments performing precision functions involving the preparation of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats.
Salary: $28450
Education: No degree required

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

2 reviews
drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.
Salary: $28450
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Meat Cutters

Meat Cutters use hand or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood.
Salary: $27790
Education: No degree required

Sewing Machine Operators

2 reviews
Sewing Machine Operators operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.
Salary: $26990
Education: No degree required

Agricultural Graders

Agricultural Graders grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.
Salary: $26510
Education: No degree required


Nursery Workers

work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.
Salary: $26450
Education: No degree required

Crop Farmworkers and Laborers

5 reviews
manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
Salary: $26450
Education: No degree required

Automotive Service Attendants

service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.
Salary: $25940
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth


Animal Caretakers

feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks.
Salary: $25890
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Waiters and Waitresses

5 reviews
take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.
Salary: $25830
Education: No degree required

Short Order Cooks

prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.
Salary: $25140
Education: No degree required


Parking Lot Attendants

park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.
Salary: $25130
Education: No degree required

Nonrestaurant Food Servers

serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.
Salary: $24980
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth

Food Preparation Workers

perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
Salary: $24830
Education: No degree required


Shirt Pressers

Shirt Pressers press or shape articles by hand or machine.
Salary: $24060
Education: No degree required

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants

facilitate food service. Clean tables, remove dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.
Salary: $23950
Education: No degree required

Ushers and Lobby Attendants

assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.
Salary: $23610
Education: No degree required


Amusement and Recreation Attendants

perform variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.
Salary: $23460
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses

2 reviews
welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.
Salary: $23260
Education: No degree required

Cashiers

4 reviews
receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.
Salary: $23240
Education: No degree required


Deli Workers

serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.
Salary: $23240
Education: No degree required

Dishwashers

4 reviews
clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.
Salary: $23190
Education: No degree required

Fast Food Cooks

3 reviews
prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.
Salary: $22650
Education: No degree required


Fast Food Preparation Workers

3 reviews
perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Salary: $22140
Education: No degree required
Strong job growth




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