Looking for work that is hands-on, team-oriented, and fast-paced? Here are four professional technician roles that don’t require a strong technical background and will give you on-the-job training.

Preventative Maintenance Technician

Sears provides its preventative maintenance technicians with two weeks of training in a technical school and six weeks in the field with a mentor. The position involves daily travel in assigned area to repair appliances in home, with additional opportunities for commission. View listing here. >>

Lineman Apprentice

This is a four-year apprenticeship with Xcel Energy with good pay and a path to management roles. While the job posting says you need a commercial driver’s license to apply, it’s a little more flexible — you just need to be able to get one within a month of starting. This is a Department of Labor-certified apprentice program that is recognized throughout the United States. View listing here. >> 

Wire Technician

If you have personality and like working with people, this job with AT&T as a wire technician would be a good fit. You’ll be going on different routes every day, installing wire and coordinated services in residential settings. AT&T provides all of the training, and the position offers great upward mobility. View listing here. >> 

Automotive Technician/Mechanical Associate

If you worked on a ground vehicle in the military, this job with CarMax may be for you. The position does not require Automotive Service Excellence certification — CarMax will help you get it. The position provide lots of upward mobility and a pleasant work environment that is clean, climate-controlled, and filled with the sweet sounds of satellite radio. View listing here. >> 

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