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What entry-level job pays very well?

I am currently in a very tight spot, I barely get any hours from my current job and I only get paid 11 an hour. I am struggling with my bills and I am struggling the most with my small business. I was wondering if anyone knew any entry-level jobs that pay well. #finance #job #business #job-search #career

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Fred’s Answer

well..."entry level" can mean different things. An entry level job as a computer programmer would pay very differently than an entry level job at a fast food restaurant. However, the former requires you demonstrate you have some basic skills already - like a college degree or a portfolio piece you can show off.

What kind of experience and skills do you have? are you limited by times, locations, number of shifts per week? Have you tried looking for jobs on sites like linkedIn, monster, or glassdoor? Do you have a resume put together?

Think about what you like to do, what you are good at, and what you don't like to do. Then look through the above mention sites and see if you can find a job that meets any of those criteria.

Job hunting can be very hard, but ultimately worthwhile. You have to take it seriously and commit to it, spending time looking every day.
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Ben’s Answer

If you are looking for a career type opportunity, one option is to enter the field of Phlebotomy. The job entails drawing blood from patients in Doctors offices, Hospitals, labs, blood banks etc.. It may sound difficult but is one of the easiest health-care professions to enter, with minimal training and certification requirements. Phlebotomist training can be done in 4-8 months and the average pay to start is $16 an hour, but I would check your local region to confirm the average salary in your city. You should also consider that there would be a cost for the training course, so keep that in mind and research the prices for the course.

For easier options that you could step right into, see below:

Driving for Uber, Lyft, Grub Hub, Doordash or one of those type companies. I have a friend who drives for Uber part time. According to him, he makes approximately $500 for working 25 hours per week, which is an average of $20 per hour. Uber currently has a shortage of drivers and paying additional bonuses if the drivers are willing to drive more hours.

If you have the type of personality to work in a restaurant, they are all unable to find food servers. When I was in college, I had several friends who worked as food servers in restaurants all made great money from the tips.

Lastly, we are coming into the holiday season., This is when companies such as Amazon, UPS and Fedex as well as others start to load up on workers. Check for those types of jobs and other jobs on sites such as Indeed.com.

The good news is there are plenty of opportunities and I'm sure you will do great!
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Joseph’s Answer

I would recommend looking for an entry-level job that involves some type of sales. Sales typically does not require a specialty in a specific type of field, and ultimately comes down to how entrepreneurial you are. You are rewarded for the amount of work you put in, and many sales careers can offer uncapped income potential. It is also a great way to improve your resume if you are looking to transition elsewhere.
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Orla’s Answer

I recommend you look for an entry level position with one of the large insurance carriers. We are always hiring Customer Service Representatives, Claim Intake Professionals, Administrative Professionals. Steady income, great benefits and an opportunity to grow within the organization.
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Heather’s Answer

I have some friends who do very well in the restaurant business as waiters and waitresses. They make in one weekend what many make in 40 hours. They are on their feet for long hours. For someone looking for part-time work with larger gains, it may be worth it. Big chain restaurants are where I see them making the most. However, just like with any job, you have to put your time into it before you really see it pay out.

Research things you can do in your field or to follow your passion. Are there private or part-time opportunities to work as a contractor? Or by the job?

Also, check some of the larger companies and industries. The post office pays well starting out and has government benefits. I've seen a shortage in many areas for postal workers. Some call centers offer bonuses for sales work. UPS, Fedex, Amazon are also known to pay well. Some of the larger companies have college tuition reimbursement. My daughter recently started Amazon making 17/hr and will have college benefits after she has worked xx months.

Follow your dreams, stay in school, hang in there, it does get easier and the money will come soon!

Heather recommends the following next steps:

Check the ADP National Employment Report for average wages
Apply to multiple places
See if you can incorporate your passion into a PT job
Never give up!
Stay in school
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Rebecca’s Answer

Are you a still student and you are looking for part time job?
Would you consider doing some work online or being a youtuber? For online jobs, it may be more flexible to meet your schedule. However, you may need to think about what knowledge and skill you have so that you can determine what jobs you can do it online. For example, if you have technology or design skills, would you be able to be free lance developer or web page designer, etc.
On other hand, if you are good at producing videos and you have something to share from time to time, you can also consider to be a youtuber. However, the income is also subject to the numbers of your subscribers, number of advertisement, etc.
Finally, regarding your financially challenge you are facing, can you parents give your some support ? You are still a student. You are supposed to focus more on your academic work.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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David’s Answer

To reiterate what many others have said here, I would suggest looking into some form of Custer Service Representative at a financial or insurance institution. These entry level jobs typically pay well, provide upward progression and benefits.
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Brian’s Answer

First of all, I would commend you for taking the initiative of starting your own small business. While it can be incredibly challenging (even more so while juggling another job and navigating a career search!) you will likely learn a number of skills that will beneficial in you future career endeavors. I appreciate that you are currently in a difficult spot, but I would caution you as to making a career decision based on entry level compensation. Perhaps it would be beneficial to take an inventory of your skills and interests, write them down. Take some time to think about your goals, what is your 5 year plan? Where do you see yourself in 10? What career fields are of interest to you? I have found it helpful to write these points down, so I can revisit them. In my experience, individuals are the most successful when they find a career that gives them purpose and allows them to be their best. There is real value in that beyond compensation. So when considering an entry level role, look at the big picture. How does this fit with my career goals? What does the career trajectory look like? What skills can I build? And yes, what does the total compensation package look like in terms of benefits, work life balance, and career path?
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Morgan’s Answer

100% agree with some of the answers above. Sales can be very lucrative and can also help you with getting your small business off the ground.
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