Americans usually have multiple jobs over the course of their careers, switching for various reasons such as low pay, boredom, a lack of advancement opportunities or because their careers are just not a good fit. And whether you are still in the early phases of your career or middle-aged, you can still find a new job if your present one doesn’t suit you. Whatever your reason for wanting to switch, here are four careers you can start with some online training.
Landscapers help beautify people’s yards or the grounds of medical or corporate clients. They plant, fertilize, water and crop plants, flowers and trees — and use decorative stones and other materials to enhance various properties. In most cases, you can complete an online landscaping program in less than two years. However, you will also need some hands-on training before employers will hire you. The average salary for landscapers is $29,700 per year for landscapers, according to the latest available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This could be a great option if you aren’t the type of person who can sit at a desk all day or need some creativity within your job.
2. Insurance Claims Adjuster
Insurance adjusters investigate, analyze and ascertain the extent of their insurance company’s liability with respect to various personal, property or casualty claims. If someone has a car accident, for example, the adjuster will need to visit, estimate and take a picture of the damage. The BLS reports annual salaries just under $70,000 for claims adjusters. If you are sick of staying in one place for your job each day, this could be a good change for you. It will allow you to drive around to different locations so you’re in a new place each day.
3. Home Inspector
Home inspectors, also known as appraisers or assessors of real estate, estimate the value of properties or land before it is purchased. These professionals also conduct thorough examinations of properties, searching for potential structural or mechanical problems. If you’re interested in this career, you can qualify by completing an online home inspector training course. Home inspectors earn average salaries of $54,010 annually, according to the BLS. And opportunities for this career over the next decade are expected to be “faster than average.”
4. Radon Mitigation Installation
Radon is a naturally occurring byproduct of radioactive uranium decay in the soil. It is known to cause serious illnesses, including lung cancer. And the frightening thing is that it’s odorless and tasteless. Radon mitigation installers test the atmosphere and install devices that track this harmful gas. Salaries can range from $800 to $1,500, depending on the market.
If you’re looking to pursue a career online, make sure it’s something you’re interested in. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time doing it. Consider non-conventional options you may have overlooked in the past and consider your personality when choosing your next career move. Investigate the online educational institute thoroughly and make sure they can help or advise you on getting a job when you’re finished.