Five Career Changes That Require Little Experience

Five Career Changes That Require Little Experience

Want to learn about five great career change opportunities that require little experience? There’s more opportunities than you might think!

With the pandemic unfortunately comes mass lay-offs and uncertainty. However, companies moving partially or completely online drives the demand for technical workers.

Baby boomers are retiring. In addition, the development and distribution of the COVID vaccine will necessitate more healthcare workers.

If you’re making a career change over 40 or 50, you might not want to invest lots of time in education. The good news is, there are plenty of jobs available if you want to start working sooner versus later. Read on to learn about five career changes that require little experience.

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Virtual administrative assistant (VAs) opportunities are plentiful. The salary can range anywhere from $15-$50 per hour, depending on your experience and training. If you’re looking to segue from a career in hospitality, tourism, or event planning, an administrative role is an excellent choice.

You can highlight transferable skills like customer service, oral and written communication, project management, budgeting, and event coordination on your resume and in the interview process.

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Parents like myself are homeschooling their kids. Along with this new trend comes great demand for online educators.

If you have a subject area in which you specialize, the sky is the limit!

You can teach or tutor remotely or in-person. Marketing your services these days is becoming easier with online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, NextDoor, and Craigslist. You can also post flyers at local schools and offer a free 30 minute consultation to build your client base.

Are you more of a creator versus people person? There is also a need for individuals who can write and develop online curriculum.

In addition, there is enormous opportunity for entrepreneurs to create and develop their own online courses. Subjects can range from cooking to gardening to healthy eating.

Bookkeeping / Accounting

If you are a numbers person, there is always a need for bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerks. These jobs do not require a specific degree and little training. However if you have acquired accounting and finance-related skills in prior jobs, that’s a huge plus!

As a bookkeeper or auditor you can work for an organization or as a contractor or freelancer. If flexibility is important, there are plenty of remote opportunities in this field.

As for additional education, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks can augment their skills by earning certifications. With experience, clerks can go on to become accountants or auditors.

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Customer Service

Do you love talking with and helping people? Customer service is at the top of my list for career changes that require little experience. Pay ranges from $10 per hour up to $30 typically.

Some customer service positions comes with a regular salary and benefits. Many are part-time and / or temporary and on a contract basis. There are pros and cons to each. If you are a salaried employee you have more job security and a steady pay check. However, if you’re part-time or contract you can sometimes make your own hours and have greater flexibility.

Many customer service jobs are online due to the pandemic. And depending on where your interests lie, you can choose from a number of different fields like healthcare, education, insurance, and retail / sales to name just a few.

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In Conclusion

There are many opportunities available for career change options that require little experience. The key is to connect your interests and strengths to growing jobs. Writing a tailored resume and learning how to tap into the hidden job market will help you land a job faster!

  • Lee Cristina Beaser

    MS, CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer)

    Lee brings over two decades of expertise in guiding individuals towards career success. Having helped thousands of professionals in a wide variety of industries, she has a deep understanding of the intricacies of the job market. Lee founded The Career Counter, a platform dedicated to providing busy people, especially moms returning to the workforce, with tools and services tailored to their unique career goals.

    Our Founder has over 20 years of experience helping people like you

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