Careers for Felons

If you’re an ex-offender looking for work, these careers might be options for you.

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1. Car Salesman

Car Salesman

Car Salesman

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$44k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
2.4 / 5

A car salesman is responsible for showing and selling automobiles to people who visit a car dealership.

2. Baker

Baker

Baker

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$24k
Growth
+7.6%
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

A baker is someone who will mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to make a variety of breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

3. Restaurant Cook

Restaurant Cook

Restaurant Cook

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$22k
Growth
+11.8%
Satisfaction
2.6 / 5

A restaurant cook is someone whose responsibility it is to prepare and cook various appetizers, entrees and desserts; to ensure the ingredients used are fresh; to make sure the work area is clean; and to have any necessary equipment readily available.

4. Food Server

Food Server

Food Server

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$29k
Growth
+7.0%
Satisfaction
2.4 / 5

A food server is someone who performs a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places.

5. Welder

Welder

Welder

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$37k
Growth
+5.6%
Satisfaction
3.2 / 5

A welder is a skilled tradesman who joins metal together, or fills and repairs holes on metal constructions through the use of intense heat and gas.

6. Carpenter

Carpenter

Carpenter

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$33k
Growth
+8.2%
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who work in the construction industry fabricating primarily wood constructions; from the entire framework of a building to ornate woodwork on stairs and trim.

7. Electrician

Electrician

Electrician

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$39k
Growth
+8.9%
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

Electricians are tradesmen whose responsibilities are to design, install, maintain and troubleshoot electrical wiring systems.

8. Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$44k
Growth
+5.2%
Satisfaction
2.6 / 5

A sales representative is someone who showcases and sells a product or products to businesses, organizations and government agencies, rather than selling directly to consumers.

9. Telemarketer

Telemarketer

Telemarketer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$35k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
1.8 / 5

A telemarketer is someone who is a phone-based sales representative, working in employer call centres or for third-party call centre firms.