Types of Low Skill Jobs


A low skilled job, such as bookkeeping, does not require completing a college degree or specialized training. Some employers hiring low skilled job candidates require a high school diploma. However, candidates can receive on-the-job training, many of which take less than one month. Employment opportunities for low skilled candidates exist in different industries, including retail.

Assistant Clerk

  • An assistant clerk date stamps documents, files forms and makes photocopies. Some clerks answer telephone calls during a receptionist's lunch break. Employers offer candidates on-the-job training and can require a high school graduate. As of 2010, CB Salary states that an assistant clerk earns an average annual income of $32,702.

Front Desk Receptionist

  • A front desk receptionist keeps a company's waiting room clean, accepts telephone messages and responds to visitor questions. Some receptionists perform light typing duties. Employers hire candidates with a high school diploma and telephone skills. According to Indeed.com, a front desk receptionist earns an average annual salary of $27,000, as of 2010.


  • A dishwasher cleans pots, glassware or utensils. Additional duties can include waxing kitchen floors and stocking kitchen supplies. Some employers require candidates with a high school degree or general equivalency diploma. This job does not require previous training, since on-the-job training is offered. As of 2010, E Learn Portal shows a dishwasher earns an average annual salary of $16,000.

Retail Stock Clerk

  • A retail stock clerk receives deliveries, unpacks each package and places products in different locations. Some products are stored in back rooms or display cases. This job does not require experience or skills. Employers seek candidates who work quickly and accurately. PayScale.com states a retail stock clerk can earn an average annual salary between $17,027 and $23,694, as of 2010.

Retail Cashier

  • A retail cashier takes a customer's store items, adds the total amount and accepts payment. Types of payment include checks, cash or credit card. Some employers hire candidates who have completed high school. Prior retail cashier experience can add to a candidate's chances of getting the job. A retail cashier can earn an average annual salary between $16,127 and $20,442 according to PayScale.com.

Self Service Laundry Attendant

  • A self service laundry attendant explains a laundromat's operations. The laundry attendant refills the coin change boxes and sells cleansing products. Employers hire candidates with a high school diploma and the ability to interact with customers. Candidates work irregular hours, including weekends. CB Salary states the average annual salary is $27,920.

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