(Closed) Entry level Jobs that pay well

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Most entry level jobs that pay decent do require an education and vary greatly based on industry. For example, I make $55k living near a large city as an auditor but am moving home (away from the city) to change careers in a different field as entry level and will be making $30k to start until I can start to move up there.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

when I was bartending, I pulled down amazing tips. see if you need to have a food/alcohol license, and start in a gastropub or craft brewery if you’re not familar with mixed drinks.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I recommend multifamily (apartment) leasing, depending on where exactly in West Texas you’re located.

 

I’m in Dallas and my first job out of college was Leasing Professional. $14/hr, full time, regular hours (8-5/9-6) and one weekend a month off since I was low man on the totem poll. There is tons of upward mobility. Leasing Professional > Leasing Manager > Assistant Manager > Business Manager > Regional Property Manager.

Plus the bonus structure is nice.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

themoonofhislife:  you wont make much in an entry level job, doesnt matter where or what. unless you go into finance or law or become a computer engineer.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

themoonofhislife:  Sorry! Totally did not mean to come across that way! ๐Ÿ™ I missed that you had an associate’s degree.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

themoonofhislife:  Another benefit, if that’s your goal, is that most places have a on-site discount so you could live at the property you leased for – no money for gas to commute, plus a percentage off rent that could go to the new home!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

A TABC license requires a 4 hour class. You could do that now if you really want to earn more $- and soon. Are you still in school full-time? Or online? Where are you getting your degree from? (FI lived in LBB for a decade, so I’m quite familiar!)

With the oil bust in WTexas I think you’re at a disadvantage looking for an entry level job- I know of lots of women who are trying for Admin jobs/no degree (sorry, when I look for candidates it’s Bach or higher to be considered a ‘degree’ for me- so once you’re done with school you’ll have many more options) while their husbands are out of work. 

You’re not even out of school yet, and living in a low cost area as you are, you shouldn’t expect $40k/year with no experience in whatever field you go into.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  knickergold.
Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Responding to your question on what job supports my lifestyle: I work in finance. It pays very well right from the entry level.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

themoonofhislife:  its different in every area but im a CNA. certified nursing assistant.

I started working in a outpatient day surgery. started at 17.50 and worked my way up in 2-3 years to 22.50. thats 45 thousand a year.  with over time and benefits.

I didnt like the managment and left, now i work at a different hospital and start at 19.50. 39 thousand a year. I  tried to get more but the benefits are way better. they provide the best insurance plus anything i get done here i get 50% off after insurance pays. and i get a 401 k, anything i put in they will match it. they also said that of course i will get step increases. Right now i work as a CNA but i work directly with my own doctor in an outpatient department. so tech im a doctors assistant. i went to school for 4 months to be certified and just so happened to have my assosiates in general from before. its not required for this job. on top of that i get free advice from docs, i also get things done without appointments. there are a lot of perks.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

I guess I’m blown away right now because where I live, no entry level job doing ANYTHING would pay over $20,000/year and frankly, that doesn’t seem weird to me. I don’t see why anyone should get paid $40,000 a year to do an unskilled job, and saying you want to make more money with no degree and no experience sounds like a fantasy to me.

I agree with PPs who are saying an administrative assistant position might be what you want, although many require at least an Associate’s in Business or Management. 

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

heyitsnicolelee:  we had auditors here for two months doing our internal audit. They were in our office when I got in every morning, and were there when I left (and I was working more than my 40 hours while they were here). I really thought you guys would make more even right out of school! 

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