The No. 1 job in America that requires no experience pays $100,000 a year — and it’s NOT in Silicon Valley

Posted by on January 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Categories: Tech

Can you have a job with high satisfaction that also pays six figures? What about first-time job hunters? The answer to both questions is, “Yes.”

If you choose wisely.

The jobs environment is getting rosier, at least judging by the latest jobs figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5% in December and remained near a 50-year low. The labor force participation rate was 63.2% in December, unchanged from the previous month, helped by an increase in women aged 25 to 34 looking for work and/or getting jobs.

The 2019 best job for college graduates that pays over $100,000

Jeff Gillis and Mike Simpson, who operate, a site that offers career and resume advice, analyzed the Occupational Requirements Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which gives information on physical demands, environmental conditions, education, training, and experience, as well as cognitive and mental requirements for jobs in the U.S. economy.

Approximately 64% of pharmacists require no previous work experience in that field, and have a median salary of $126,000 per year, more than twice the national average, and 60% of nurse practitioners, which have a median salary of $114,000 per year, also require no work experience, according to the analysis by Gillis and Simpson and the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.

They looked for jobs in the “sweet spot,” positions not requiring experience and still paying well. “Gaining more experience in a given field can definitely give you the upper hand at your place of employment, especially when it comes to negotiating salary,” Gillis and Simpson said. “Employees could expect to make an average of 66% more when they crossed the four-plus-year threshold.”

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