Entry-level jobs

6 in-demand entry-level jobs that can pay more than $40,000

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Getting a foot in the door can be tough, especially when the bills keep coming in. Internships and co-ops are useful, but for many, that’s just not an option.

The good news is that you still have options. To help you get started, we’ve compiled six in-demand, entry-level jobs available right now on Workopolis.

Check them out:

Sales representative 

Salary range: $31,032 – $82,347

Commonly required skills:

  • Communication (and active listening) skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Pharmacy assistant

Salary range: $23,483 – $41,212

Commonly required skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (especially active listening)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Problem solving skills
  • Teamwork
Executive assistant 

Salary range: $37,020 – $69,082

Commonly required skills:

  • Excellent organizational ability
  • Microsoft office
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication and writing skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Problem solving and planning
  • A stickler for professional decorum
Administrative assistant 

Salary range: $27,428 – $50,579

Commonly required skills:

  • Excellent organizational ability
  • Microsoft office
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Time management and ability to multitask
  • Problem solving and planning

Customer service representative 

Salary range: $23,592 – $44,797

Commonly required skills:

  • Extreme patience (a calming presence always helps)
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Problem solving

Sales associate 

Salary range: $22,461 – $45,287

Commonly required skills:

  • Excellent, persuasive communication skills
  • Relationship building
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Problem solving

According to our data, these jobs take approximately 45 days to fill. Administrative Assistants positions, however, have a much shorter posting period, averaging just 36 days (*or just over five weeks). Job postings that stay up the longest – or which are immediately reposted following the job ad’s expiration – indicate a perpetual need or a difficulty to fill. That’s a good thing for you.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to work!

*Salary ranges posted in CAD, courtesy of Payscale.

 

See also:

10 high-paying jobs that will survive the robot invasion

Top 5 high-paying jobs with rising salaries

5 in-demand jobs that can pay more than $80,000

The 10 most in-demand jobs and what they pay

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