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These Cincinnati jobs require little experience and only a high school diploma or equivalent.


In this day in age, college is not for everyone. Students out of high school want to search for careers before making that type of financial commitment. That does not mean one is not focused. They just need time to devise a plan.


Here is a list of Cincinnati jobs that require no experience, only a high school diploma or equivalent, while making a decent wage.  The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information before acting.


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Cincinnati in-demand, living wage jobs


Forest Park Police Officer

The Forest Park Police Department is currently hiring for Police Officers. The City anticipates hiring up to six Officers. All candidates are required to complete the FrontLine National exam and the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ).



Coordinate activities in residential facilities in secondary and college dormitories, group homes, businesses, or similar establishments, order supplies, and determine the need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings.



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Insurance Sales Agents

Contact potential customers and sell one or more types of insurance. Insurance sales agents explain various insurance policies and help clients choose suitable plans.


Corrections Officer

Workers obtain hours of paid training within their first year of assignment. Working in jail provides valuable experience, knowledge, and communication to prepare for career advancement.


Sales Representative and Services

Sell products and services to customers via phone, technology, or person.


Retail Merchandiser

Creates displays in stores for a particular manufacturer’s brand.


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This list only shows a small portion of what is available. To take it a step further, many apprenticeship programs like Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Apprenticeships, Ohio Jobs & Family Service Apprenticeships, and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. With this list, we hope you find a career choice that fits you quickly.


These positions do fill up quickly, so apply as soon as possible. If other job opportunities in Cincinnati only require a high school diploma or equivalent that we have missed, please let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



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*Some job salaries were pulled from Business Courier’s No degree? No worries for these 25 high-paying local jobs.

**Other jobs and salaries were pulled from Career Builder.



Written by: Marissa Staples


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