Job Advice

Fastest-Growing Jobs That Require the Least Experience

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Kirstia Cropper
Operations Manager
March 31, 2022

Are you about to graduate from college without much professional experience? Considering a career change and looking for an entry-level job in a new field? That’s Good HR can help you identify and apply for some of the fastest-growing jobs that require the least experience on your resume. With our connections to a number of the top employers in the Circle City, you can expect the best of support when you work with our local staffing experts. 

What does “no experience necessary” mean?

When you read “no experience necessary” or “no prior experience required” in a job posting, that means that the employer does not expect you to have any professional experience or prior knowledge in order to perform the job well. Although some of these positions may require a certain level of education, you needn’t have held a professional position in that field to apply for the job. Some additional resume builders that can benefit your application to an entry-level job may include internships, volunteer work or belonging to an organization. 

What are some of the fastest-growing industries?

One of the top growing professional industries, and one that we know well at That’s Good HR, is healthcare. As our population of seniors continues to grow, the demand for healthcare support will increase dramatically. The COVID-19 pandemic has also heightened the need for healthcare workers. Some of the specializations within healthcare that are seeing the most growth are services for the elderly and disabled (44% growth), specialty therapists (34% growth), and offices for mental health professionals (31% growth). Let’s explore some of the fastest-growing jobs that require the least experience within healthcare and beyond. 

Health education specialists and community health workers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for health education specialists and community health workers through 2030 is 17%, which is much faster than the national average. These healthcare administration positions help to promote wellness within a community, and may also develop educational programs in order to teach individuals about conditions that may be impacting their health. Many of these health workers are employed in hospitals, but they can also find work with government agencies and nonprofits. Most health education specialist jobs need a bachelor’s degree, but community health workers often begin a position with just a high school diploma and can receive on-the-job training. 

Medical billing and coding

Medical records and health information specialists have a job outlook with 9% growth through 2030. Although some medical billing or coding positions may prefer prior certification in the field, many hire individuals with no experience and will provide paid training in order for you to succeed on the job. Those who wish to work in medical billing should be very attentive to details and have good communication skills for speaking with patients, doctors and insurance providers. 

Human resources specialists

Another fast-growing position that may work inside or outside of healthcare are human resources specialists. The job outlook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is an expected growth of 10% through 2030. There are many options for placements in human resources, and this field is one in which we specialize with our Indianapolis employers. Although most human resources specialists are expected to have a postsecondary degree of some sort, the training and knowledge that is needed can typically be provided on the job, negating the need for professional experience. This is another position where good communication and people skills are a huge benefit, with duties including the recruitment and hiring of job applicants, training new hires in company orientation and handling compensation, benefits and employee records. 

Accountants and auditors

Nearly every company needs someone to handle the financials, which is why the job outlook for accountants is holding steady at 7% through 2030. If you are interested in applying for a staff accountant job, your prospects may improve with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or certification (like becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant). However, significant job experience is typically not required. Accountants generally maintain financial records for their employer, including the preparation of tax returns, using accounting systems, and ensuring that the company is complying with financial laws and regulations.

If you are on the job hunt for a position that requires little to no experience, contact the experts at That’s Good HR for help. We’d love to take a look at your resume and support you through the journey to your new career.


Transferable Skills to the HR Profession

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Julie Johnson
Talent Acquisition Partner
January 24, 2022

Are you considering a change in your profession? Human resources is a great career field option for individuals who have excellent people skills from industries like education, nursing and the service industry. At That’s Good HR, we don’t just practice good HR ourselves, we also help leading Indianapolis-area companies to staff their HR departments. And we can help candidates determine which transferable skills are best to highlight in their resume and interview for entry-level HR positions, with a special insight from our direct experience in human resources.

Feeling burnt out?

Especially over the last two years of the pandemic, a number of career fields have been increasingly burnt out. We’ve talked about the “Big Quit” at large, but employees in a few specific industries are really feeling the crunch of the pandemic in their careers. In a recent survey from Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., only 32% of nurses are satisfied in their current occupation, compared to 52% before the pandemic. 

In fact, 29% of nurses reported that their desire to leave just not their position but the nursing field entirely is dramatically higher now as opposed to pre-pandemic. Teachers are feeling the burnout as well, with 25% considering leaving education as a result of the pandemic, which is a major increase over past years, according to a 2021 Rand Corporation report. If you are feeling burnt out, a career change may be just the ticket to improve your job satisfaction.

Industries that transfer well to HR

According to Greta Cline, CFO/COO and Partner at That’s Good HR, in addition to education and nursing, other careers that can make a smooth transition to entry level human resource positions include flight attendants, trainers and jobs in the service industry. A big part of working human resources is, obviously, working with humans — so if you have significant experience with customer service and enjoy interacting regularly with your coworkers and clients, then chances are good that you would find great satisfaction in an HR career. 

For a number of HR professionals, they “fell into” their career working with job candidates. Although some colleges and universities offer undergraduate degrees in human resources, it’s not always a standard across higher education, so many people find a passion for HR when they start taking on new tasks in a different position. 

Some of the most common undergraduate degrees that HR employees possess can include business administration, marketing or PR/communication, education, psychology or other social sciences. Although many open HR positions require a bachelor’s degree, it rarely needs to be in human resources; companies looking to fill entry-level HR jobs are likely to accept your relevant transferable skills. Although you may need to take a step back in pay for an entry-level position, your job satisfaction can be expected to be much higher than a career you’ve burnt out on. 

Identifying transferable skills

According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “building positive relationships is an essential skill in human resources.” Even without official HR experience, there are a number of ways you can break into the industry with an entry-level HR position. That’s Good HR can help you structure your resume to highlight any HR-related skills you may have acquired in previous positions. Maybe you’ve helped with recruiting or training new employees in the past, or been part of budgeting or payroll administration. Make sure to include this in your resume, and you can explain in your cover letter or interview how the experience helped you realize your interest in the field of human resources. 

If possible, you can also try to get involved more directly in the HR department at your current company by shadowing someone or volunteering to take on HR-related assignments. Of course, if you think this may add to the burnout you’re already experiencing, you could try to learn more about the HR community outside of work. Studying for an HR certification, joining a local SHRM chapter or other association and networking with local HR professionals could be a great way to focus on new changes instead of the burnout while you search for a new position. 

If you are ready to make the transition to human resources, That’s Good HR is here to help! You can search open entry-level HR positions now, submit your resume or contact us directly at 317-469-4141.