11. Job/Industry: Customer Service or Technology Representative
Qualifications: Can range from no formal education or training to between two and four years’ formal education or technical training; strong telephone and interpersonal skills are required.
Employers: Quest Diagnostics, JetBlue, Pitney Bowes, AT&T call centers, and other major retailers and temporary-staffing agencies. Some employers may permit work from home.
Expected hourly earnings: $10 to $14 per hour for non-technical positions, $14 to $20 for technology-related jobs
12. Job/Industry: Nonprofit Services Delivery & Administration
Qualifications: Can range from no formal education or training to up to 4 or more years beyond high school, based on position
Employers: American Red Cross, Peace Corps, and other nonprofit organizations
Expected hourly earnings: $8 to $14 per hour for service delivery and clerical; $14 to $25 for professional
13. Job/Industry: Insurance and Investment Services
Qualifications: Can range from no formal education up to 4 or more years of education and training and the ability to secure industry-specific certifications and licenses
Employers: Insurance and investment companies; for example, John Hancock Financial, Liberty Mutual Insurance, MetLife, Principal Financial, The Hartford, Vanguard, or Fidelity
Expected hourly earnings: $12 to $18 per hour for entry sales and customer service; $15 to $25 for technical and licensed jobs; sales commissions available
14. Job/Industry: Home Health Care or Personal Aide
Qualifications: Can range from no formal education or training to 4 years beyond high school, based on position as well as licenses and certifications
Employers: The Visiting Nurses Association, Visiting Angels, or temporary-staffing agencies, for example
Expected hourly earnings: $8 to $14 per hour for personal-care providers; $12 to $20 for advanced-care providers who administer medication or the like
15. Job/Industry: Hospitality and Food-Service Staff
Qualifications: Can range from no formal education or training to 4 or more years beyond high school, based on position
Employers: Hotels, restaurants, and amusement parks. Some likely employers include Applebee’s, Starbucks, Drury Hotels, Six Flags, and Hershey Entertainment.
Expected hourly earnings: $8 to $12 per hour for entry-level service providers; $10 to $15 for front desk or reception staff; $12 to $16 for sales and supervision
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