Inflation is affecting everyone, and people are trying to make important life adjustments so they can keep up with the high cost of living. But with the way things are going, simple life adjustments will no longer be enough.
There just has to be more money to meet the inflation and the best way to have that is to get a higher paying job. If you are a felon, it may even be harder for you to get a job that is better than the one you already have.
But if you have a good record at your current place of work, you have nothing to worry about, because it could be used as an advantage when you sell yourself as an experienced worker.
While some people have tried to make up for the high cost of living with their savings, it is having a really bad effect on their plans for the future. So a new job is almost necessary at this point.
It is not advisable to have two jobs
The economy is pushing people to go out there and work two jobs, just so they can have a stable account balance. But it is not advisable to live this way, especially if you have a family and little children that need your presence.
If you are a felon, it is also not advisable to have two jobs at the same time because you are more likely to give a poor output in both jobs. It is better to have only one and give your 100% to it.
So the best way to gain more money is to find the most lucrative jobs in the labor market and apply for them. Fortunately, some of the highest paying jobs in 2022 have a lot of vacancies that you can fill.
With any of these jobs, you can make enough money to meet up and even surpass the financial burdens of inflation. Here are the top five most in-demand jobs in the labor market right now, and how much you can earn as salary.
- Registered Nurse
Nursing is one of oldest professions in the world. And as long as people are going to need medical care, it will never go out of fashion.
So when you find yourself thinking about the next job to do for a better income, being a nurse should be one of your best options.
Currently, registered nurses earn up to 60,000 dollars per year. It can even get higher than that as you stay longer in the profession.
As far as qualifications go, you don’t need a Bachelor or Master’s degree from a university to be a registered nurse. What you need is an associate degree in nursing and it takes anywhere between 15 months and two years to get.
If you have a criminal background, being in the healthcare industry will give you a chance to care for others and revamp your reputation — while you make a lot of money.
- Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver
The manufacturing industry is highly underrated when it comes to the amount of money a driver can make. So this is the chance to put your driving skills into good use and get an average salary of over 58,000 dollars in return.
If you can drive heavy duty vehicles, you can easily get a job as a truck driver in construction. You just need to add other basic requirements like a valid commercial driver’s license, and the ability to pass a drug and alcohol test.
You should also be at least 21 years of age at the time of your application. If you have no experience with truck driving, you can always enroll into a truck driving school and get the qualification and training that will earn you a job.
- Sales representative
If you have a degree in marketing, business administration, or any course that is related to commercial activities, you could be making up to 70,000 dollars in salary if you get a job as a sales representative.
As a felon, this is one of the jobs that you are most likely to get in an easy way because many felons are succeeding in this area. So it makes sense for you to join them and earn a lot of money and experience.
Apart from the degree and experience, you will also need to be flexible and open to change, have a lot of patience, a good way of relating with other people, and great communication skills.
Every industry needs a sales representative, but the ones paying the highest salaries are in wholesale and manufacturing.
- Customer service representative
In business, it is very easy to lose customers if the customer service personnel are not doing a good job.
And in today’s world where people can easily give bad reviews, more companies are investing in the area of customer service representation, that is why it is possible to earn over 40,000 dollars in this line of work.
There are many programs online that train people to be good customer care representatives. So if you are thinking of switching jobs, this is a very good option.
- Software developer, applications
The world is quickly evolving with technology, and it is very easy to join the tech industry as a software developer, even with a criminal record and no college degree.
It is the highest paying job on this list, and also happens to be the least complicated to get into.
Even if you don’t have basic coding knowledge, there are many recognized institutions on the internet that can teach you the necessary skills for software development.
Between three to six months, you can go from a complete newbie to someone that can build websites and applications, and this could easily get you a job as a junior developer in big companies.
Software development is also one of the most comfortable jobs to do, because it has a flexible nature that encourages remote work.