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Career Advice High Pay in Demand

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Nov 21, 2013
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Career Advice High Pay in Demand

Hi.
What jobs or careers are in high demand for 2018?
That require no job connections.

Which jobs require little or no education that pay well? 50k year or more.

What healthcare jobs are easy to get and pay well?


I have a degree in business administration but it hasnt helped at all. I have had lots of office jobs but not anything good. The administrative field requires serious job connections in your network which I dont have. So it might be time to give up on that.

I cant do any hard labor jobs anymore thanks to health issues, so no running, standing all day, lifting heavy objects, no high stress jobs either. I have anxiety too now.

Ive been searching for different career ideas for over a year since getting sick.

Ive had a lot of temp jobs, office jobs, customer service which I dont like so much or sales.

I want a high paying job with potential to grow, have a professional title (Dr, Professor) or start own business someday.

Careers and jobs I have looked at:
Ultrasound Tech (requires too much school)
Paralegal (high stress but 3 semesters)
Nursing (too much stress and school)
Advertising (requires connections and IT skills)
IT Network Computer Tech (too much school/skills)
City Government Jobs
Social Work ( requires degree)
Teaching Prof (requires degree)
Financial (requires sales and connections)
Tattoo Artist ( requires talent)
Musician ( gave up dream)
Therapist/Psych (too much school)
Doctor (too long of education)
Graphic Design (too much competition)
Web Development (too much education)
Mechanic Auto (hard labor, education, license)
Optician/ eye Dr (2 years but need owm business)

I was going to do ultrasound tech but the only college around requires you go be regulated health professional already like nurse. Except Biztech but they have bad reviews.

City or Govt jobs pay high
But I am not sure which careers I could try.
I have tried applying mamy times but no luck.

I would like a fun job but that doesnt exist unless youre a rockstar, adult film industry, showbiz or some talent.

Any ideas? Tips? Advice? Feedback?

Im at the point I either need to lie like crazy on my resume or go back to school for at least 2 to 4 years.

I wish I had my therapists job, makes $150 an hour to nod his head, nap during sessions, etc

Or my doctors job who just uses google for looking up everything and tells me he doesnt know and writes a referral.


Any short term jobs?
Bartending, taxi driver?
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The job you are looking for doesn’t exist or if it did it is no longer in demand or high paying because others would have already gone after it. You are looking for a walk in the park... no education and no hard work but salary over $50k. Stop dreaming. You neee to get additional education and even then it won’t be super easy to get a job depending on the field.
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What you looking for is a government job or similar ones like hydro one, ttc, enbridge, opg, olg. These are high paying 100k+ jobs where you drink coffee and watch Netflix all day.
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Humbersucks wrote:
I cant do any hard labor jobs anymore thanks to health issues, so no running, standing all day, lifting heavy objects, no high stress jobs either. I have anxiety too now.
If you are unable to stand or be actively mobile then you are basically limited to an office job or driving job. Research which one pays over 50k and work on the qualifications for it.

There's also the possibility of becoming a professional poker player. Sit all day with unlimited earnings.
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You should consider being a truck driver. My friend's dad is a truck driver and I think I heard him say he makes around 70k to 80k. License is pretty easy to get. TTC bus driver is also good.
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Go back to school for something you are good at, and focus on impressing and building connections.

You're not going to get what you want with your current situation.
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If you want to have a professional title, it is time to look at programs that offer professional titles. Make your choice carefully, don't get into a program that's going obsolete. It's hard to tell what is obsolete in today's society.
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dimsum69 wrote: You should consider being a truck driver. My friend's dad is a truck driver and I think I heard him say he makes around 70k to 80k. License is pretty easy to get. TTC bus driver is also good.
+1 for Truck Driver. Takes 1-2 months to get license depending on the school, they assist you in getting a job. No experience starts around 18/hr+ and after a few years of experience you can easily pull in 60k+. After a few years, you can also become an owner operator and easily pull in 100k+ but it comes with big headaches.
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Bobby66 wrote: What you looking for is a government job or similar ones like hydro one, ttc, enbridge, opg, olg. These are high paying 100k+ jobs where you drink coffee and watch Netflix all day.
He said that "require no job connections." Government jobs tend to be very insular and connected.
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Bobby66 wrote: What you looking for is a government job or similar ones like hydro one, ttc, enbridge, opg, olg. These are high paying 100k+ jobs where you drink coffee and watch Netflix all day.
Or consulting, sales, IT, Broadcasting. A lot of jobs actually. Harder with government since they require you to show up as they're old school and don't do the work from home thing like consultants

When I'm on site, I do whatever I want at clients and there's lots of downtime. Same with auditors and sales who are on the road a lot
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I am not a troll idiot.

I hate sales. If i liked sales i could go do telemarketing.

There are no jobs where you do nothing all day and watch netflix. Funny.

Ive worked very hard for 13 years in many offices and a bank. 17 years if you include working on a farm cleaning houses, mowing lawns, and working as a busboy until I was 18.

I also have a degree in business administration with high honours which was very difficult. I slept 4 hours a night and went to school and studied the other 20 hours a day.

Im 31 now I dont have time to spend another 4 to 10 years in school.

Truck driving isnt as great as you think. I had an idiot friend who dropped out of business school to be a truck driver. Now he is a busboy. I also dont like driving big trucks. I tried driving a box truck once, never again.
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You don't give yourself much choice when you ruled almost every job out!

Where abouts do you live? That could play a role as to why your not doing well with your BA.

Your feeling discouraged because your BA hasn't gotten you where you wanted/hoped to be, but don't give up on yourself!

If you don't wanna go back to school. Then your gonna have to start at the bottom. Then work your way up. Which could be years or never before you reach that 50k your asking for.

Here's my story: I worked like a dog at a meat factory straight out of high school for 13 years. I got Sick of it. Quit last month. Job search like it was my full time job! (Felt depressed and useless during the process) 31 days after i quit. 5am, i got an email and I'm grateful I landed a job in the trade I wanted with zero experience.
Now I expect to be WORKED like a dog for 3 months.
But my skin is tough and after those 3 months. I'll be up there again.
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Raptors905 wrote: He said that "require no job connections." Government jobs tend to be very insular and connected.
I don't think that's the case anymore. IIRC, there's no referral program and everyone has to go through the same vetting process of examinations and interviews.
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Soon working at McDonald's will be the best if minimum wage keeps going up $2 each year.
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Sounds like you just want the easy life, You're 31 and still dreaming of this fantasy job lol. Go on welfare, thats your best bet.

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