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wheelin707  [Member]
12/18/2007 4:12:27 PM
Lets here some readily available entry level jobs that start out in the 30 - 35k a year area.

Basically in any field, with minimal schooling - no more than a year or two.

Are there any out there???
MEDICMAN29  [Member]
12/18/2007 4:16:24 PM
oregon department of corrections, entry level correctional officer. 2686-3863 per month, with incentive for intermediate correctional officer and advanced correctional officer. Other than that, go to school.
PRDUBI  [Member]
12/18/2007 5:07:35 PM
thats not an easy job. They work you on weird shifts and you have to be on call no matter what.

Juvenile corrections is even worse but the benefits are quite nice.

A friend who used to work for sportsmans and now does corrections got tons of dental and vision work done on the states dime.

camo_ken  [Team Member]
12/18/2007 5:13:22 PM
Aircraft Dispatcher...

Starts at some airlines at around 2700/month

Been doing it for 5 years between 2 airlines, making about 3300 per month now

6 week school / faa licence
04hemi  [Member]
12/18/2007 6:37:10 PM
Cable/phone guys make that much or more, and it's all in house training, no school required.
petagunner  [Moderator]
12/18/2007 6:51:40 PM
Become a ho
USCSOLDIER  [Member]
12/18/2007 6:55:41 PM
Moderator on AR15.com
OregonForester  [Team Member]
12/18/2007 7:11:48 PM

Originally Posted By USCSOLDIER:
Moderator on AR15.com



*LOL*
petagunner  [Moderator]
12/18/2007 7:37:35 PM

Originally Posted By OregonForester:

Originally Posted By USCSOLDIER:
Moderator on AR15.com



*LOL*


Wait.....I'm supposed to get paid for this crap? I was told it was just rewarding, like working with special needs children Nobody said anything about pay..........


NOX
oregon-shooter  [Member]
12/18/2007 7:45:58 PM
Electrical apprentice starts at that range.
wheelin707  [Member]
12/18/2007 7:59:36 PM

Originally Posted By oregon-shooter:
Electrical apprentice starts at that range.


HA! I was pursing an HVAC career for a while - turns out it was not my thing.

I highly doubt any apprentice electritions start at $30+ an hour. If there are they are VERY FEW and FAR between.... This is speaking from my personal experience.

wheelin707  [Member]
12/18/2007 8:00:47 PM

Originally Posted By camo_ken:
Aircraft Dispatcher...

Starts at some airlines at around 2700/month

Been doing it for 5 years between 2 airlines, making about 3300 per month now

6 week school / faa licence



IM Sent
petagunner  [Moderator]
12/18/2007 8:01:11 PM

Originally Posted By wheelin707:

Originally Posted By oregon-shooter:
Electrical apprentice starts at that range.


HA! I was pursing an HVAC career for a while - turns out it was not my thing.

I highly doubt any apprentice electritions start at $30+ an hour. If there are they are VERY FEW and FAR between.... This is speaking from my personal experience.



How do you figure $30 + an hour =35K a year? You only work 20hr weeks?
JAFO  [Team Member]
12/18/2007 8:28:55 PM
I recommend something that doesn't involve math.
OregonForester  [Team Member]
12/18/2007 8:29:07 PM

Originally Posted By petagunner:

Originally Posted By OregonForester:

Originally Posted By USCSOLDIER:
Moderator on AR15.com



*LOL*


Wait.....I'm supposed to get paid for this crap? I was told it was just rewarding, like working with special needs children Nobody said anything about pay..........


NOX


...and I would never say (outloud) that you are overpaid!
JAFO  [Team Member]
12/18/2007 8:31:35 PM

Originally Posted By petagunner:
Wait.....I'm supposed to get paid for this crap? I was told it was just rewarding, like working with special needs children Nobody said anything about pay..........


NOX


They quit paying? Still get the bonuses?

wheelin707  [Member]
12/18/2007 8:40:34 PM

Originally Posted By petagunner:

Originally Posted By wheelin707:

Originally Posted By oregon-shooter:
Electrical apprentice starts at that range.


HA! I was pursing an HVAC career for a while - turns out it was not my thing.

I highly doubt any apprentice electritions start at $30+ an hour. If there are they are VERY FEW and FAR between.... This is speaking from my personal experience.



How do you figure $30 + an hour =35K a year? You only work 20hr weeks?


Sorry I calculated 80 hours in a month not every two weeks!!!

$15.00 an hour is more realistic, and IMO would be on the high side for an apprentice.
Unka-Boo  [Team Member]
12/18/2007 9:16:57 PM
I think the pertinant question is " What are you qualified to do??"

The aswer will tell you if you're gonna make $15+ an hr.
wheelin707  [Member]
12/18/2007 9:23:20 PM

Originally Posted By Unka-Boo:
I think the pertinant question is " What are you qualified to do??"

The aswer will tell you if you're gonna make $15+ an hr.


Hence "entry level"
AF-Lineman  [Member]
12/18/2007 11:21:41 PM
Some sales jobs start around that. Mine did, but it is something I would not do again.
VWTim  [Member]
12/18/2007 11:37:45 PM
Our field guys make that. (Industrial construction) Roughly $12/hour, with $70ish a day sub pay. Granted you're on the road a lot.

X-ray tech is a good program with 2 years of school.
Unka-Boo  [Team Member]
12/18/2007 11:53:16 PM

Originally Posted By wheelin707:

Originally Posted By Unka-Boo:
I think the pertinant question is " What are you qualified to do??"

The aswer will tell you if you're gonna make $15+ an hr.


Hence "entry level"


True....but $15 an hour doesn't equate "entry" in most anything....
lange22250  [Member]
12/19/2007 12:28:00 AM
You need to gut it out and get into a nursing program. Start will be between 35 an 50 a year with a 36 hour work week and a hiring bonus of up to 10 grand. If your a gut there are programs which provide a full ride and some living expenses. After a couple of years start doing agency work for 80-150 an hour. If you want to travel start doing temp contracts which pay 50-80 an hour and provide a residence. A friend worked in Australia for 6 months with a residence. Nursing is one of the only professions which guarentees at least a work permit if not citizenship almost everywhere.
The big plus is that when you don't want to actualy touch people anymore you can work for a drug or insurance company like any other white collar SOB for great money.
The US is curently down 100-120 THOUSAND nurses, you don't have to worry about finding a job where ever you want to go and almost every position includes a signing bonus.
My wife is an ER RN, I thought about it but started contracting buissness instead.
sparky923  [Team Member]
12/19/2007 1:47:48 AM

Originally Posted By wheelin707:

Originally Posted By oregon-shooter:
Electrical apprentice starts at that range.


HA! I was pursing an HVAC career for a while - turns out it was not my thing.

I highly doubt any apprentice electritions start at $30+ an hour. If there are they are VERY FEW and FAR between.... This is speaking from my personal experience.




Um........30k divided by 2k hours per year is $15 per hour. So yes, electrical apprentice fits the parameters. After five years base pay is 65k or so.
dobbler  [Member]
12/19/2007 2:48:38 AM

Originally Posted By wheelin707:

Originally Posted By Unka-Boo:
I think the pertinant question is " What are you qualified to do??"

The aswer will tell you if you're gonna make $15+ an hr.


Hence "entry level"



"entry level" =/= no skills nor training nor education nor related experience

"entry level" doesn't usually mean on-the-job-training either

What are you good at? Writing? Machining? Driving? Managing? Selling?

As a hiring manager, "entry level" in my field (software testing) of work means plenty of experience with computers but not necessarily testing software. We wouldn't hire someone and teach them how to use e-mail, manage a computer, install software. We might teach them how to *test* software. Most software developers are NOT qualified to test software -- they usually have the wrong mindset for destruction, methodology, etc.
Roguelawyer  [Member]
12/19/2007 11:14:05 AM
Car Sales can get you more than what you are looking to get. If you are into sales it seems like a pretty good deal. If you are good then the sky is the limit. I have a good friend that sells cars and he does great. Always has a new rig too.
0rygun  [Member]
12/19/2007 11:47:33 AM
Pimp


OWNAGE
Gunkata  [Member]
12/19/2007 12:09:28 PM

Originally Posted By dobbler:

Originally Posted By wheelin707:

Originally Posted By Unka-Boo:
I think the pertinant question is " What are you qualified to do??"

The aswer will tell you if you're gonna make $15+ an hr.


Hence "entry level"



"entry level" =/= no skills nor training nor education nor related experience

"entry level" doesn't usually mean on-the-job-training either

What are you good at? Writing? Machining? Driving? Managing? Selling?

As a hiring manager, "entry level" in my field (software testing) of work means plenty of experience with computers but not necessarily testing software. We wouldn't hire someone and teach them how to use e-mail, manage a computer, install software. We might teach them how to *test* software. Most software developers are NOT qualified to test software -- they usually have the wrong mindset for destruction, methodology, etc.


Don't even apply at this guy's company.. They ask weird Questions!.. don't ask me how i know.
double_trouble_2003  [Member]
12/19/2007 1:08:21 PM

Originally Posted By dobbler:

Originally Posted By wheelin707:

Originally Posted By Unka-Boo:
I think the pertinant question is " What are you qualified to do??"

The aswer will tell you if you're gonna make $15+ an hr.


Hence "entry level"

"entry level" =/= no skills nor training nor education nor related experience
"entry level" doesn't usually mean on-the-job-training either


Job opening - no experience necessary

(Go to school, get some job skils)
petagunner  [Moderator]
12/19/2007 1:18:58 PM
www.indeed.com


A lil birdy told me to check there
Gunkata  [Member]
12/19/2007 1:22:52 PM
"Entry Level". I've found that term to mean the Starting level of that field of experience. Employers will still want related experience for that particular position they are hiring for. I'm a tech and always have been and found it easier and easier to find jobs in my field "Entry Level" or not. If you applied for an "Entry Level" job and Joe Schmoe did a similar job previously and you have none, I can guarantee your not going to be considered. Find a job in the field you want and work there for a bit and then you can get into a real job in an Entry Level position and move on. It's a simple concept and it works.

So asking about a general Entry Level Job with a pay scale right off the bat will get you no where fast. Schooling or not, Experience is always a great thing to have on your resume.

BTW.. You know how to write a good resume? You should check with local Unemployment offices and ask if they have any free courses on resume building. My last company paid for a free professional instructor to train us on resume building and interviewing tactics so this current job i have now pays well and was also complimented on my Resume Layout. and Dobbler i wasn't nervous at this interview..
watchdawg  [Member]
12/19/2007 1:37:06 PM

Originally Posted By wheelin707:
Lets here some readily available entry level jobs that start out in the 30 - 35k a year area.

Basically in any field, with minimal schooling - no more than a year or two.

Are there any out there???


It sounds like you are considering taking a year or 2 of school to move in to a career? If so, you should seriously consider Law Enforcement of Firefighting. If you have an interest in either and are in decent physical condition you have a good chance of landing a position. In the Portland metro area, either of them will easily start above your range with a LOT of salary growth room.

The hiring process in both of these fields can be VERY competitive, but if you are dedicated you can make it.
Gunkata  [Member]
12/19/2007 1:57:28 PM

Originally Posted By watchdawg:

Originally Posted By wheelin707:
Lets here some readily available entry level jobs that start out in the 30 - 35k a year area.

Basically in any field, with minimal schooling - no more than a year or two.

Are there any out there???


It sounds like you are considering taking a year or 2 of school to move in to a career? If so, you should seriously consider Law Enforcement of Firefighting. If you have an interest in either and are in decent physical condition you have a good chance of landing a position. In the Portland metro area, either of them will easily start above your range with a LOT of salary growth room.

The hiring process in both of these fields can be VERY competitive, but if you are dedicated you can make it.


Testing is the hard part of Law enforcement positions. No medical conditions are a +. It's not easy to get in but if your in your pretty good to go unless you get in and a several days before you start your job you "Accidentally" kill your wife practicing drawing a loaded weapon.
slowryde45  [Member]
12/19/2007 3:28:16 PM
if you don't mind a little schooling, like 1 term (3 months), check out Central Sterile Supply in a hospital. you have to take a 1 term class to get certification, but starting pay is around $15-17/hr.

seriously, with the way of today's world, emergency services(cop,firemen,emt) and medical fields are about the only safe gigs, with the edge going to medical. medical technologists (lab techs) medical assistants, respiratory tech, physical therapist assistants all start around $35-37K/yr and all are around 2 yrs of schooling at the comm. college level.

just my .02

Slo
Cannibul  [Member]
12/19/2007 11:14:59 PM
Letter Carrier.

Right now they are hiring TE (non-career) Letter Carriers. After 6 months you can take the test and get on the career hiring list. Starting pay is $18.85 an hour. When you start out expect 6 day weeks and around 10 hours a day.
0rygun  [Member]
12/20/2007 3:26:32 AM
Cable company... certain positions start in that range. They will train you.