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10 Jobs That Pay Big Money Requiring No Experience

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While it’s true that many high-paying jobs typically require a certain level of experience, not all employers look for experienced ones.

If you are confident about yourself, your abilities, and the things you can do, a lack of experience shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your dream job. There are still a lot of options available for individuals without prior experience.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant
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Even though some employers can ask for years of experience for an administrative assistant position, administrative work typically doesn’t require previous experience. If you know your way around a computer and have some organization and time management skills, go ahead and apply for administrative assistant jobs.

Once you land a job, don’t just settle there. Always aim higher and try to learn new things.

Transportation Security Administration

Transportation Security
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TSA is the Transportation Security Administration, an agency in the Department of Homeland Security charged with securing the United States’ transportation system. With zero first-hand experience, you can join TSA and use it as a stepping stone to get close to your dream jobs. To qualify for a TSA position, you have to go through rigorous testing, screening, and interview process.

Once you’re past all those hurdles, it’s good pay and a pretty simple job.

Junior Web Developer

Junior Web Developer
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Yes, it’s definitely a hard road to get a job as a junior web developer with no experience. But don’t get disheartened. Learn to market yourself and proudly share your project portfolios¬†on professional sites like LinkedIn.

Always be confident of your skill and ability. Also, check out freelance sites like Upwork to see if there is anything you can dip your toes into. Once you get your foot through the door for that first job, the rest will feel like smooth sailing in comparison.

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller
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It’s hard to earn $100k in the first year of your job life without any prior experience. But you can achieve that as an Air Traffic Controller. However, it will take a tonne of effort to go through the early selection process and training.

Once you are through the early hurdles, it will be a very rewarding job.

Direct Support Professional

Direct Support Professional
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Direct Support Professionals are individuals who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at home and in the community. If you have the heart to care, take people for who they are, genuinely want to understand, and be a support to them, go for it.

The good thing is you don’t need experience to start your career as a DSP.¬†Most companies provide the initial training and the pay is decent.

Human Resources Assistant

Human Resources Assistant
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Did you know that many entry-level Human Resources Assistant positions pay really well? You can apply for HR positions with ZERO experience, but having some sort of education or network will be helpful. As you continue applying for jobs, look for opportunities to develop soft skills that are valuable in HR roles, such as communication, organization, attention to detail, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.

Also, you can consider applying for internships to gain hands-on experience and practical skills.

IT Technician

IT Technician
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If you like working hands-on with tech, IT Technician is a great position. Also, it is one of the very few jobs that you can get into without a degree and prior experience. These will not be the same jobs you would get with a degree and experience, but they still pay decently.

If you end up in a half-decent company, and you have the passion and the drive to learn as much as possible, it will make tonnes of difference in your career down the line.

Sales Representative

Sales Representative
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It’s easy to get into an entry-level sales position without experience. If you are looking into the future, start anywhere with a company with technology at its core. In interviews, present yourself as someone who is coachable, dependable, and hungry.

Once you get your foot in the door in an entry-level sales position, try to work your way up into higher-level sales roles such as account executive, account manager, etc. In a few years, there will be no limit to how much money you can make.

Junior Recruiter

Junior Recruiter
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Starting as a junior recruiter is a great way to get your foot in the right door without experience. It doesn’t look glamorous when you are just getting started. But if you can grind and ride the wave, you can easily transition into “normal” HR or even pivot it into other careers like community relations and business development.

After moving up a few steps, especially if you go into management, you can make money faster than spending it.

Software Or App Developer

Software Or App Developer
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If you’re passionate and good at programming, becoming a professional software or app developer isn’t too hard without prior experience. As long as you stay focused on honing your skills and expanding your skill set, the sky is the limit for income.

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