10 Occupations With On-The-Job Training

careers on-the-job trainingNot all careers require years of schooling; some jobs allow you to learn as you work. With almost no previous time investment, on-the-job training can be a great way to jump into a new career. Training can be anything from informal training sessions with your supervisor to regimented modules about how to succeed in the new role. Looking for a new position? Consider 10 occupations that provide on-the-job training:


1. Dental Assistant

Working alongside the dentist leaves plenty of room to learn about the field of dentistry. Most dental assistants can find work without having to have a specialized degree, and many work flexible hours. In addition to less formal on-the-job training, those specializing in areas such as radiology may need to complete certifications.

-- Find dental assistant jobs




2. Air Traffic Controller

In addition to attending the Federal Aviation Administration Academy to understand how air traffic is regulated, controllers also learn on the job. The training is extensive and takes between two to four years to complete. It helps workers home in on how to succeed at one of the key positions to keeping air traffic flowing smoothly.

-- Find air traffic controller jobs




3. Real Estate Broker

There's nothing like observing the sales tactics of others to be able to broker your own real estate deals. Most firms understand the importance of developing these soft skills and provide on-the-job training to new real estate agents. After completing official training, brokers assist more experienced real estate professionals before going off on their own.

-- Find real estate broker jobs




4. Private Detectives

Working under the watchful eye of their more experienced counterparts gives detectives the chance to understand the subtleties of the job. The work is demanding, but the apprenticeship-style experience allows detectives to eventually start their own private practice.

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5. Sales Representatives

While natural sales skills are key, sales reps receive on-the-job training in order to understand the product or service they are selling. Working in direct competition with other sales representatives creates an ideal learning environment for less experienced hires.

-- Find sales representative jobs




6. Elevator Repairer

As the technology in building elevators advances, repairers receive a fair amount of on-the-job training. Most repairers come in with only general technical knowledge and learn the ins and outs of the trade through a four-year apprenticeship program.

-- Find elevator repairer jobs




7. Baker

Baking for supermarkets and restaurants is a high-pressure job. No previous training is required, but bakers must learn how to meet strict deadlines and work in hot or even cramped conditions through apprenticeship-style work. Early morning hours are a must.

-- Find baker jobs




8. Forest Firefighting and Prevention Supervisor

While a high school diploma is the norm, the bulk of the training comes from a fire department's own training facility. Those involved with forest fire prevention must go through an initial training period of several weeks and follow up with more targeted training sessions to perfect their skills.

-- Find forest fire prevention jobs




9. Immigration Inspector

While a college degree is necessary, the bulk of an immigration inspector's training occurs on the job and improves as inspectors deal with a variety of cases. Keeping up with new immigration laws can be difficult. After processing each application, immigration inspectors are expected to make a decision about the immigration status of each individual.

-- Find immigration inspector jobs




10. Talent Director

Like most jobs in television and film production, being a talent director requires more on-the-job training than school smarts. Although a related degree is helpful, talent directors learn how to cast actors for productions through experience and apprenticeship-style training. Moving through different roles of the production team is how most talent directors prepare for the role.

-- Find talent director jobs

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Christopher

Air Traffic Controller - On The Job Training ????? Guess I won;t Fly anymore !

October 07 2011 at 9:01 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
wboca1

Every single day it is estimated approx 1300 illegal aliens enter the US. Everyone of them is coming here to steal a job from an American. Half of them are carrying drugs for the cartels and dirty bomb-making supplies for Islamists and LA-RAZA. They will rapidly pop out 4 anchor babies each because they know Americans that they are stealing jobs from will pay for them and their health and education. Our fields and farms are not growing larger, so if you really believe this flood of illegal aliens are all coming to pick your veggies, you have been brainwashed by LA-RAZA and the media.

October 07 2011 at 12:23 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
wboca1

Every single day it is estimated approx 1300 illegal aliens enter the US. Everyone is coming here to steal a job from an American. Half of them are carrying drugs for the cartels and dirty bomb-making supplies for Islamists and LA-RAZA. They will rapidly pop out 4 anchor babies each because they know Americans, that they are stealing jobs from will pay for them and their health and education. Our fields and farms are not growing larger, so if you really believe this flood of illegal aliens are all coming to pick your veggies, you have been brainwashed by LA-RAZA and the media.

October 07 2011 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
toddisit

With the exception of real estate, you wil run into experience barriers with almost all. Real estate is commission so if you don't want to do that, this list is pretty much a non starter.

October 07 2011 at 11:44 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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Valerie

Even with real estate, you have to take courses and have a real estate license before you can do anything with that. Elevators? experience with electrical.. etc.. This who list is a non-starter.

October 07 2011 at 12:13 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
barryaclarke

Another incentive for air traffic control, once your certified (Completed training) the mean salary is $154,000 per year after 10 years. Not half bad for someone with a GED!................

October 07 2011 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ernieeu

One more, The President of hte United States

October 07 2011 at 10:21 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Patty

Air traffic controller? REALLY? On the job training? What happens if you have a bad day?
Almost all these jobs posted need some sort of training. NO ONE hires with no experience now a days.
Horrible article. And most jobs on AOL are spam .

October 06 2011 at 10:17 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
paulie64nj

Seems like BS to me when i click baker jobs 5 or so out 63 are baker jobs and asking for exp only. the rest have nothing to do with baking. As usual another lie to make it sound like there are sooooooo many blue collar jobs out there. HOLY SMOKE AND MIRRORS PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

October 06 2011 at 5:22 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
Mark

AOL - You forgot to include "President of the United States."

October 06 2011 at 5:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
pacedr

I haven't known a dentist to hire a dental assistant without training or experience in over twenty years. I suppose there might be some rare exceptions somewhere, but these positions have become so sophisticated that some formal training is essential. Trust me, I know. I am a dental specialist.

October 06 2011 at 2:28 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
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B

Exactly.
Also, this article says that those specializing in radiology "may" need to take training...uh, you think? You don't just walk into a dental office and read the x-rays and MOST dental offices don't train you in that area.
I hate articles like this that paint everything with such a broad misleading brush.

October 06 2011 at 7:32 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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ladiaramat

As an RDA (registered dental assistant) with more than 10 years experience and out of work (laid off yesterday) again for the second time in 2 years. I can tell you that the competition in the dental field is fierce and they are also not hiring... unemployed people means no insurance, no insurance means no on is going to the dentist unless they absolutely have to. Which means reduction in work staff. Good luck getting a DA job when out of work RDA's are abundant.

October 07 2011 at 12:23 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down

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