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Common first jobs

Common first jobs

Getting and keeping your first job after release is a big step. Having a few types of jobs in mind can help.

Common first jobs after release

Here are some types of entry-level jobs in different career fields. You can learn about typical work requirements, average pay, and other details by clicking "Learn More" next to any job name. Or, view job openings across the United States by clicking "View Job Listings". You'll be able to enter your city, state, or ZIP code to find job openings in your area.

Career fields
Types of jobs
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Restaurant & food service

Dining room helper

Short-order cook

Restaurant cook


Stock clerk


Sales supervisor

Warehouse operations

Warehouse worker – order filler

Cargo and freight agent

Information technology

Data & document processor

Computer support specialist


General construction labor



Tire repairer/technician

Auto body repair

Automotive technician and mechanic


Production helper


Machine operator

Customer service

Customer service representative

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