New Infographic Highlights Hidden Gem Jobs for the Unemployed

May 22, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
While the job market shows little signs of relief, job seekers may find work in a variety of industries with little-to-no experience or academic certifications necessary. Infographic produced by makes it clear.

Current unemployment rates see nearly 8% of the United States population out of work. Right now, unemployed persons in the U.S. account for roughly 12.3 million people. Of those unemployed, 4.7 million have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. Many unemployed individuals struggle to find work due to the competitiveness of job markets. Businesses regularly require at least a high school diploma, if not a college degree, in order to gain employment. According to recent statistics, job seekers without experience or academic credentials stand more likely to remain unemployed for longer periods of time than individuals with work experience and/or college degrees.

Research shows 12% of unemployed individuals ages 25 and older possess no formal education or even a high school diploma. 4.7 million people out of work in the U.S. have filed for unemployment for the 27th week or longer, and a staggering 800,000 unemployed workers fall under a special category of "discouraged," representing workers who have stopped looking for a job due to the belief that no work suited to their needs exists. Although the job market shows only a little relief in terms of increasing employment over the last four or five years, job seekers both unemployed and those looking to change employers may find work in a variety of industries with little-to-no experience or academic certifications necessary.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, several fields hire inexperienced workers with or without degrees into high-paying jobs, even in the recessive economy. Administrative service manager positions represent the highest paying field that requires little-to-no experience or academic certification. Annual median wages for administrative service managers fall at $86,720. The highest paying states for administrative service manager jobs consist of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Maryland. The states hiring most frequently for administrative service managers include Washington D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts, Idaho, and Georgia.

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Unemployed workers often find employment opportunities in highest concentrations in densely populated regions of the country. States like California, New York, Illinois, Texas, and Florida offer thousands of job opportunities to unemployed individuals. Available job titles requiring little experience and few or no academic qualifications include nuclear power reactor operator, power distributor and dispatcher, elevator installer and repairer, loan officer, gas plant operator, claims adjuster, insurance appraiser, and purchasing agent for large distributors. Median salary options for these positions range from $59,000 per year up to nearly $90,000 annually. More than 10,000 jobs per field currently stand available, and several thousand more opportunities in these areas are expected to open in the coming years.

Take a look at our "Hidden Gem Jobs for the Unemployed" Infographic for a visual overview: