Careers that only need on-the-job training

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about jobs that pay around $80,000 a year.

The problem is, most of those jobs require some sort of degree or additional education. But most of you are in search of opportunities that aren’t going to drain your pocketbook or your time.

Looking for a job that only requires some sort of on-the-job training?  Here are 10 jobs that fit the bill, according to the BLS. (Click for source info.)

1. Audio and video equipment technicians
(Long-term on-the-job training)

2. Dental assistants
(Moderate-term on-the-job training)

3. Electricians
(Long-term on-the-job training)

4. General maintenance and repair workers
(Moderate-term on-the-job training)

5. Home health aides
(Short-term on-the-job training)

6. Interpreters and translators
(Long-term on-the-job training)

7. Pharmacy technicians
(Moderate-term on-the-job training)

8. Physical therapist aides
(Short-term on-the-job training)

9. Restaurant cooks
(Long-term on-the-job training)

10. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer
(Moderate-term on-the-job training)

15 Comments
  1. I have to absolutely disagree with #6 – Sign Language interpreters require 2-4 years of schooling and then post schooling intense study to acheive competency to pass national certification. If you want to learn more, go to http://www.rid.org. Foreign/Spoken language is completely different.

  2. This site is not what you say it is. All the categories that I checked out require some degree or certification in the field. This is not only “on the job” training. It is terrible for a job-searcher to expect a break and find that it’s hype to make the places of education create jobs.

    Please stop getting up our hopes and be honest!

  3. As an adult my son’s disease affected the lost of sight and the impairment of his hearing. He had to leave his job as he no longer can perform his duties. What on the job training jobs may be out there for him at this point? He will have access of transportation for him to and from the worksite (door to door).

  4. I am looking for a job in yorek pa. that I can work as I learn I am willing and able and nead a job quick I am desperate Help!!! Lisa

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  7. This article is not true. Most of these, except maybe some restaurant cooks need some type of formal degree or certificate training. To all the job seekers out there such as myself – how many of you are finding companies that are willing to train in anything? Especially with the multitude of already experienced people also looking for work.

  8. I second the posting on ASL interpreting. My daughter went through extensive college level training and will still need a difficult certification to intepret for high level positions. I don’t know of any organizations that would train you in their language!

  9. all this on the job trianing sound raelly good. one problem i can see though its mostly in the USA. and hardly in the UK

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