Three Well Paying Entry Level Careers that Accept a Wide Range of Graduates
The problem of unemployment for college grads is a growing one. Not only are about 12% unemployed, but about a quarter of a million Americans with a BA or higher are working at jobs for minimum wage pay or even less, according to The Wall Street Journal. if you are a recent college graduate or are soon to be one, you are probably wondering what your options are for entry level careers. Of course, the jobs available to you are somewhat dependent on your degree. That said, here are three top job opportunities that accept a reasonably wide range of different degrees and areas of study.
1. Teaching English as a Second Language
If you’ve ever wanted to live abroad, now might be the time, because worldwide there is a demand for native English speakers who can teach others to speak the language, no bilingualism required on the part of the teacher. Many of these teaching positions will require a basic test, such as TESOL, in order to move forward. You will help students, who can be children or adults, learn english vocabulary, sentence structure, pronunciation, idioms and more. You might even help with TOEFL iBT practice, TOEFL being the required test for foreign students hoping to study in the U.S. If you have a degree, you will probably make about $2,500 a month.
2. Finding a Nursing Job
Did you know that the employment of registered nurses is expected to grow about 26% from 2010 to 2020? This field is good for people looking for job security and decent wages, and many people find easy entry level careers here. A registered nurse makes an average salary of $65,000. Jobs are diverse and depend where the nurse is placed. They might work 12 hour shifts, or from 9 to 5. Nurses can provide medication and assist doctors, or work in schools with children. To become a nurse, one must pass the appropriate exams, as well as complete a school or diploma program. The NCLEX PN exam allows one to receive their nursing license, and NCLEX sample questions are available online for review.
Do you need a degree in education in order to teach students? Not necessarily. If you are wondering about finding a teaching job, you will likely need to take a Praxis exam. There are many programs, such as Teach for America, that will allow you to teach without an undergraduate degree. During your teaching years you will work towards a Master’s Degree in education. All teachers, however, are required to take the Praxis I or Praxis II exams. Praxis I focuses on reading, writing and math, while Praxis II asses skill in particular subject matter. Praxis practice tests, as well as tips for passing, are available online.
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