High paying jobs you can land with no previous experience

The pandemic had many people rethinking their career choices over the past year or more. A great deal of us saw our industries shuttered for months at a time, others faced increased risks and stress levels on the job, and many of those working from home had newfound time for reflection.

This has all led to a massive shift in the workforce – a phenomenon that some economists are calling The Great Resignation. This is the trend of workers quitting their current jobs en masse in search of something new.

If you fall into this category, and have been thinking about making a change, the timing could be right. Employment in Canada has returned to pre-pandemic levels and in many sectors, employers are struggling to find workers.

While for many roles you will need advanced training and years of experience in order to get hired, there are still those positions that you can walk into with little or no experience. Some of them can pay very well.

A new report has found that fitness instructors and coaches and plumbers are the highest paying jobs you land without previous experience on your resume. Other lucrative roles that don’t require on-the-job experience include pipefitters, steamfitters, and insurance salespeople. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers as well as highway maintenance workers round out the top five professions on this list.

There is such a demand for skilled trades workers now that in many cases, employers will snap up available workers even if they do not have a great deal of experience. Of course, they do have to be able to do the job, which can require training and often internships and certification. But you can hit the ground running, and the pay is well above the national median income.

The study found that the top-paying occupations that do not require a university or college degree are construction equipment operators, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, painters, and construction and maintenance workers.

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