20 JOBS THAT PAY $20 AN HOUR
Apr 6th, 2009
20 JOBS THAT PAY $20 AN HOUR
Careerbuilder.com has put together a list of 20 jobs that pay at least $20-dollars an hour, which works out to just over $40-grand a year for a 40-hour work week:
1. Carpet installers
What they do: As their name implies, carpet installers prepare surfaces for carpet and then cut the pieces into the appropriate size for the room and ensure it’s properly installed.
2. Massage therapists
What they do: Massage therapists use their training in massage to help patients with pain, tension or other physical ailments.
3. Outside collector
What they do: Outside collectors work on behalf of an organization to contact customers and clients who are delinquent in paying their bills.
4. Vocational training instructor
What they do: Vocational training instructors educate students in vocational fields, often in vocational schools or other post-secondary institutions.
5. Truck mechanic
What they do: Truck mechanics service large diesel trucks (think big rigs, not pickups) and ensure they’re working properly.
6. Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents
What they do: Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents each have specific duties, but all include ensuring that the government collects all the money it is owed and that people are handling their taxes properly.
7. Disc jockeys
What they do: At weddings, class reunions or bar- and bat-mitzvahs, disc jockeys play music that keeps everyone dancing and having a good time.
8. Funeral directors
What they do: When families are arranging funerals, the director sees that their wishes are carried out and oversees all tasks related to preparing the services.
9. Religious activities and education directors
What they do: Religious activities and education directors are responsible for a church or religious group’s membership drives, outings and other interactive events.
What they do: Counselors can work in a variety of specializations to address problems in marriages and families; at school or work; or with mental health issues.
11. Paralegals and legal assistants
What they do: Paralegals and legal assistants help attorneys prepare for trials and legal proceedings through research and by carrying out tasks.
12. Advertising sales agents
What they do: Advertising sales agents work for various media outlets to secure advertising, whether it’s in the form of commercials or print ads.
13. Construction equipment operator
What they do: At construction and mining sites, these operators use equipment to move large objects, dig into soil and perform other tasks that are too laborious for manual labor.
What they do: Machinists are responsible for creating precision metal components, which can be done on a large scale or in small batches.
15. Television, video and motion-picture camera operators and editors
What they do: They film footage for a variety of outlets and decide what helps the director achieve his or her vision for that specific project.
16. First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers
What they do: In order for office and administrative support workers to do their jobs, their supervisors and managers ensure that they have the equipment and guidance they need.
17. Mechanical engineering technicians
What they do: Mechanical engineering technicians use their education and research to create and test all types of machinery.
What they do: Electricians are responsible for installing and maintaining the electrical wiring in homes, buildings and offices.
19. Insurances sales agents
What they do: When you’re trying to select the most appropriate insurance plan for your needs, insurance sales agents explain the differences between policies and help you make the right choice.
20. Septic tank service and sewer pipe cleaners
What they do: These cleaners treat and repair septic tanks and sewer pipes that are experiencing problems or need to be replaced.
Hey – we never said you’d actually want to DO the job…