I am not a very smart person. What are some good jobs for me?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Jayden Delaney



I am not a very smart person. What are some good jobs for me?

I do not know. Are you good at other things? I live in the United States, so this is my experience.

  • My typing speed is pretty good (50 words per minute is the standard), so I could work a night shift for a decent rate for a data entry company. Hotels have those openings often.
  • I can carry things over 50 pounds since I lift with my legs. I could work in an Amazon warehouse (miserable but with a higher salary than a normal warehouse and they hire anyone because it is a miserable environment).
  • You have a car? Drive Lyft (not Uber because rideshare fucks you) during the holidays where there will be a lot of drunks (like the 4th of July or
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I do not know. Are you good at other things? I live in the United States, so this is my experience.

  • My typing speed is pretty good (50 words per minute is the standard), so I could work a night shift for a decent rate for a data entry company. Hotels have those openings often.
  • I can carry things over 50 pounds since I lift with my legs. I could work in an Amazon warehouse (miserable but with a higher salary than a normal warehouse and they hire anyone because it is a miserable environment).
  • You have a car? Drive Lyft (not Uber because carpooling fucks you up) during vacations where there will be a lot of drunks (like July 4 or Cinco de Mayo). I've seen people do Lyft AND Uber with their cars that they work on both apps, but they don't know how it would work.
  • If you are a woman and can smile no matter what, working as a waitress in a bar where annoying old men hang out is a good way to earn a lot of money. It's hard manual work, but much more profitable than being a server.
  • My only advice is not to work in retail (or rather, work in retail with a little thought):
  1. The way many stores work is that they work part time to avoid having to pay benefits, so you just won't get the hours you need, and they try to say that the commission increases your salary, but that's silly.
  2. I've talked to a lot of people who work at the mall (used to work there), and the commission contributes nominally to their salary. Come on, we are not selling luxury cars here (although a Tesla store / showroom was opened in the mall ... but how would you test it or ... I don't quite get it ... or if the people in the showroom are even vendors. I should stop sometime for fun).
  3. And I had some trouble getting enough hours.
  4. Although you could work in two stores in the same mall. I just know I would screw up the cash register with two different outlets, and falling short when you close is the worst fucking feeling in the world. Plus, your clients and managers will hate you.
  5. However, you may have better luck with waiting hours at the outlets. But overall, the theft rate goes up, so it's a different / more stressful environment that way. And you have to file all this extra stupid paperwork when you're taking inventory ... THAT ... and
  6. Some businesses actually count those thefts AGAINST your store and your goals for the week (and that can affect the small commission you'd get if you met your weekly goal). That is totally wrong on the part of the company. But it happens.
  7. Other commission stuff is seasonally based around here. Obviously, more wealthy seniors arrive during the summers, but their pay plummets when their demographic leaves.
  8. For God's sake, never work in a clothing store if you can completely avoid it. I have seen, with both my eyes, a woman remove her pants from a hanger, drop them on the ground, and LEAVE. What the fuck is that? All of this was in less than a minute. He didn't even look at the size of the pants. Who do you think will pick up those pants? For whatever reason, a considerable number of people have this attitude towards clothes that they have not yet bought (??). Also, some larger stores change their visual displays (e.g. THE GAP, Forever 21, and H&M as far as I know from the vine), so it's not just about rearranging the clothes that people take off the shelf. hanger and drops for some kind of sick pleasure ... is rearranging the store and then not being able to tell customers where things are.
  9. I highly recommend (in case you work retail), in Florida, working in an optician (a lot of seniors stay and that's a must) or a place like Sunglass Hut - everyone needs sunglasses and they are at a decent price, so their customer base is quite large.

Sometimes in retail you can have a good day and sell multiples. I once made $ 60 with ONE 4-6 hour shift in addition to my hourly wage. But getting hours was the hard part. And most shifts are not like that. That was, like, my star turn. Although the base salary was not bad ($ 9.50 / hour).

With Retail: Choose wisely according to an industry that undoubtedly needs you in your area. :) Sales is a great experience regardless. I was able to talk to MANY people and hone my business skills. But I did not earn a living wage.

Also, never do door-to-door sales (again, I say this with caution). Unless you can:

  1. sell your own mother
  2. Or you are willing to knock more than 100-120 doors per day, which equates to about 16 hours a day on average 5-6 days a week. That also counts the quotes. I had a particularly tough co-worker who did that (but couldn't sell to his own mother LOL) and made $ 40K / year on commissions alone selling cell phone services. And I have to admit that door to door is a good starting point. If you can thrive there, you can definitely get hired for much higher paying business jobs later in sales management.

Intelligence is not a factor. What do you like to do?

Take me, for example. I am an IT manager. I could have been a lawyer, a doctor, a rocket scientist, but I chose this profession. Why? Because I love working with computers. This is my hobby and I get paid for it. There are few more satisfying answers you can give people than that.

So what do you like to do? So what jobs are there that do that? And then ask what you need to know or do to get that job, and do it.

Are you looking for a job or a career? I have always liked technical writing because it always changes. It is also quite thankless.

My son is a wonderful artist. He has a degree in administration. He is a bartender and he likes more than working in the business world. It's social and leaves you time and mental space for what you really love.

I guess anything in the arts would fit in well. The pay is bullshit, but you will meet wonderfully intelligent and yet very quirky people.

Many unintelligent people make a living from the best jobs. If you think you're not smart, work hard. You work hard and you will do well in most jobs.

Then what do you want to do? Do you want to study and become a doctor? Ahead. Do you work hard in college and will you be okay? Do you want to be a carpenter instead? Go ahead, watch your fingers. Do you want to be a programmer? Learn to code and move on.

Honestly, all the doors are open. Do not worry.

Well ... You can be exceptionally hard-working or exceptionally willing.

You can be that guy who fixes sewer pipes or something.

You could quit and go to vocational school, be a plumber, a mechanic, whatever.

You can join the military or indulge in crime.

Our national debate on employment and economic policy is constantly focused on solving the wrong side of the problem. We are always trying to figure out how to keep people in high paying, lifelong careers where they make big money. However, as your question points out, that strategy leaves a lot of people out in the cold.

The goal of economic progress throughout human history is to increase productivity, wealth, and free time. If we had a truly healthy and vibrant economy:

  • People could live decently on much less income.
  • People would have more employment options, such as retiring early, quitting
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Our national debate on employment and economic policy is constantly focused on solving the wrong side of the problem. We are always trying to figure out how to keep people in high paying, lifelong careers where they make big money. However, as your question points out, that strategy leaves a lot of people out in the cold.

The goal of economic progress throughout human history is to increase productivity, wealth, and free time. If we had a truly healthy and vibrant economy:

  • People could live decently on much less income.
  • People would have more employment options, such as retiring early, stopping work for a while, working part-time, taking lower-paying jobs in the fields they're most interested in, volunteering, going back to school, spending more time at school, etc. .
  • Being unemployed for a while would not be the scary prospect that it is in our current economy.
  • The healthier and more prosperous our economy, the more it can support countless non-essential "industries" - you could make a living as a yoga instructor, fishing guide, color therapist, collage artist, welcome attendant, teaching assistant, gas station, etc. .
  • There would be less resentment for paying for social safety net programs.
  • Many people could live decently just by being in the same family as someone with a job; for example, more families could have housewives.


So why is our economy so weak? I think it is because government policies are sucking the wealth out of our economy and wasting it on wasteful and often destructive efforts: our foreign wars and the "military-industrial complex," the "War on Drugs," and the prison industry, the "War on Terror", bailouts, farm subsidies, the list goes on and on.

If you look at the history of the United States, there has almost always been anything from a trickle to an avalanche of inflation. If you ask why deflation is bad, all the arguments boil down to no one wants a decrease in profits, even if it would come with lower prices, so we have a positive feedback loop that all government policies are targeting. towards a continuous reduction. inflation and "full" employment. And we all wonder why we have to work harder and harder to earn a living.

Do it anyway.

Let's say you have your heart set on astronomy. Study of the universe. Looking at the stars and all that.

But, let's also say, you haven't done very well with math.

Maybe that will keep you from becoming a great astronomer, one with published articles and great discoveries and jogging in the speaker loop.

Boo hoo.

It may not (or may) be great, but you can certainly learn to be a competent astronomer. For example, someone who collects data, manages equipment and operates computers, and helps run large research projects. In other words, mid-level job. The bre

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Do it anyway.

Let's say you have your heart set on astronomy. Study of the universe. Looking at the stars and all that.

But, let's also say, you haven't done very well with math.

Maybe that will keep you from becoming a great astronomer, one with published articles and great discoveries and jogging in the speaker loop.

Boo hoo.

It may not (or may) be great, but you can certainly learn to be a competent astronomer. For example, someone who collects data, manages equipment and operates computers, and helps run large research projects. In other words, mid-level job. The bread and butter part of the business, instead of strawberry ice cream.

That, in fact, is exactly the definition of a career for most of the people in the world. You don't have to be on the cutting edge of discovery, invention, and theory for work in any field to be interesting, satisfying, and fulfilling. You may be working with people who can do more than you can, because they are smarter than you, but at least you will be working in an area of ​​great interest to you and learning new and exciting things every day.

That is much better than the alternative of building a career in some area that seems boring and pointless to you, but in which you have mastered all the intellectual aspects. There is no challenge, growth, or satisfaction in that.

There were many more astronauts than the few who flew to the moon. Many of them did not even make it to space, but they all had the joy and excitement of being part of one of the greatest adventures of man.

There are many more priests than bishops and popes, but all are rewarded with pursuing a noble vocation.

There are many more researchers than Nobel laureates. There are far more researchers who find things that don't work or are worthless than those who make giant discoveries. But everyone has the same pleasure to work on the frontiers of knowledge, in their own field.

And in whatever field you can name, it's not always the smartest who do the best or accomplish the most. The History of Science, or the History of Mathematics or the History of Business or any other field, is full of stories of perfectly ordinary people who, sooner or later, did something great.

We all congratulate you on finding a career that appeals to you. That is where you will be happiest and that is where you will give more to this world. Go ahead, my friend, and my God.

The mere fact of wanting to 'work hard and do it well' is motivation enough to succeed in life. Intelligence is nothing more than thinking about things.

This thing called "intelligence" is something you learn. There may be difficulties learning things for any reason, but that doesn't make you dumb, stupid, or unintelligent. It just means that there are a few more things you need to learn. Anyone on earth can do this. Therefore, you are really smart.

Choose a career that you like. It has to be something that will occupy your whole person and give you an income to survive. Without

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The mere fact of wanting to 'work hard and do it well' is motivation enough to succeed in life. Intelligence is nothing more than thinking about things.

This thing called "intelligence" is something you learn. There may be difficulties learning things for any reason, but that doesn't make you dumb, stupid, or unintelligent. It just means that there are a few more things you need to learn. Anyone on earth can do this. Therefore, you are really smart.

Choose a career that you like. It has to be something that will occupy your whole person and give you an income to survive. Without an income, you could struggle and become disillusioned.

If you like to be with the people around you, put in the effort to get a sales job. If you feel like you want to be a beautician, then put your whole personality into it. If you want to be a rocket scientist, slowly start taking courses that will get you there. You could be an artist, a painter, a poet, a rock star, a novelist (like me), or just a good social person. All races are good. Whatever you want to be requires hard work and a desire to do well. Luckily, you already have it.

Get started today and make a list of all the things that interest you. Smart or not. If it requires hard work, just push yourself a little. Work through the list until you like one career above all others.

Ps: I just read that you were a software developer. That is a fabulous race. Maybe you didn't like being in that particular company, but could you be a shining star elsewhere? Think about it.

The very fact that you have become a software developer tells me that you are actually a very smart person who got a bit lost.

The biggest source of income in software development these days is games. Just develop a good game and sell it on iTunes and on the web. Boy, you would get rich overnight.

I was a Sw person myself and taught dozens of not-so-smart kids to start programming. Today they are bright stars.

I wish I knew more about you to help you. You have potential.

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Hello,
I am very grateful that you have chosen to share with us how you currently feel and I think that you are very brave to undress.
My intention is to offer some ideas that, if you embrace and process them, could potentially allow you to lead a life free of depression, richer and happier. I just developed them below:

1. It's true, people are pretentious and this goes back to our own natural tendencies to protect ourselves from intimidating emotions as they are painful. It is natural that his frontal lobe has been larger and that his neurons have been d

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Hello,
I am very grateful that you have chosen to share with us how you currently feel and I think that you are very brave to undress.
My intention is to offer some ideas that, if you embrace and process them, could potentially allow you to lead a life free of depression, richer and happier. I just developed them below:

1. It's true, people are pretentious and this goes back to our own natural tendencies to protect ourselves from intimidating emotions as they are painful. It is natural that your frontal lobe has been larger and that your neurons have been densely packed within your brain. It's not your fault. So first, discard guilt, acknowledge that the world is not ideal but that it should not get in the way of you and your happiness (this is the goal)

2. Because you are smart, you have a greater chance of generating really good solutions to your own problems and those around you, this makes you more likely to create high-value businesses. The secret to unlocking your genius is being * left brain (you can correct me on this). Start thinking of your surroundings as pieces in a chess board game or as numbers in a mathematical formula, this makes it more challenging and fun for you. Start creating equations for everything, this will help you better understand your surroundings as well as engage your higher functioning brain more and in no time this will help you feel better. Use this also at work, study a field that interests you and find a problem to solve, learn how to solve it,

3. Learn to make good decisions. This will only happen when you begin to see that you are important and that this life and this world need you to be in it, serve and prosper in it. You have something to offer to the common good of the economy of the country in which you choose to work and to anyone you choose to be with, community, etc.

4. Determine to be open to the love of a romantic partner, as well as your family and friends. If you are like me (from what you write, it seems that you are) you are prone to living too much in your head. This does not allow you to truly live in the real world, and you hardly understand it and find it difficult to understand love, except that you feel it. So allow yourself to feel it from whichever direction it comes.

5. Set goals, make plans, and learn to strategize. Goals help you swing your brain and give you focus. This is the best use of your brain, allowing you to put it in the states that promote your health.

6. Read books, tons and tons of them.
(48 LAWS OF POWER - great read, read it.)
(THINK AND BECOME RICH - Napoleon Hill is a great aggregator; collected valuable information)
(HOW TO GET RICH - will help you understand how you can get money, and a bit of how to handle it. )
(THE ART OF WAR)
(any of Jim Rohn's books)

7. Reinvent your learning methods (choose Howard Berg's Top Speed ​​Fast Reading and Learning, it's a really good lesson plan that helps you get ready to learn everything you want much faster). This has only helped me learn programming, UX Design Human Factors, Forex Trading, how to run profitable businesses, how to achieve almost 100% agricultural productivity, real estate, etc. Learning gives you immense, incalculable and immeasurable power, take it seriously.
How about just learning how to become a consultant in whatever field you want? Only you find out what solutions have been used before and make them faster to implement or a little more effective.

8. ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE IN THE WORLD AND LEARN HOW TO OVERCOME THE SYSTEM, being kind, cunning, being the smartest in the room knowing that you are and knowing how and when to show that you are smart.

LIFE IS WORK, A LOT AND NEVER ENDS. Honestly though, I can't imagine telling you how to live your life. It's not my place, but I think you need to detach yourself and luckily you have the natural abilities to do it. Change your life, you have the power.

Well, good luck !!! If you want to keep talking, just send me a message.

A. Let's say you start very young, between 21 and 24 years old:

  1. Even if you start with lower pay scales, it will still approach 40K. A 3% increase in base salary, DA raises twice a year, and a salary review every 10 years.
  2. By the time you hit 30, that will become more than 80,000 a month. In the meantime, you will enjoy life, which is meant for that exact purpose. You will enjoy the same life that you had in college, in school.
  3. The government pays for your medical expenses, including your children's education, and of course job security is a given.
  4. You will do a service to your country, you will earn money and you will enjoy your life.
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A. Let's say you start very young, between 21 and 24 years old:

  1. Even if you start with lower pay scales, it will still approach 40K. A 3% increase in base salary, DA raises twice a year, and a salary review every 10 years.
  2. By the time you hit 30, that will become more than 80,000 a month. In the meantime, you will enjoy life, which is meant for that exact purpose. You will enjoy the same life that you had in college, in school.
  3. The government pays for your medical expenses, including your children's education, and of course job security is a given.
  4. You will do a service to your country, earn money, and enjoy your time in the process.
  5. You are not going to make up these years. Are you sure you want to change it to enrich the multinationals? No amount of money returns the time spent.

B. Let's say you are a little late to the party, between 26 and 30:

  1. Most of you will want to start a family now. And that will bring responsibilities. I think you can do the math here.
  2. The government needs young blood to create an environment comparable to that of the private sector. Looking at the current scenario, the government pushes the Public-Private Partnership, most likely this is the last generation to experience government jobs in the way we know today. I believe that you can be the bridge between the two worlds and witness how it is built first hand.
  3. It's easier to get government job loans, you can build your dream home, buy the car you liked in your college days, and you won't have to worry about missing payments. Personally, I am not a fan of loans. But hey, it's your life.

C. Some important facts and tips:

  • Not all government jobs are the same. Some have views like these:
  • And offices like this: this is my office by the way;)
  • Do not include yourself in the rat race of SSC, IBPS and RRB. Look carefully on the Internet for jobs that have a unique value. Strive for them. You will earn a little less money but a lot of happiness.
  • Not many public servants look for a higher paying job once they are selected. Use this to your advantage, instill a habit to slowly improve your skills, and visualize yourself landing a multitude of jobs in no time.

Disclaimer for internet trolls: these are purely my ideas and in no way am I against any other type of work. Please behave yourself in the comment section!

Thank you for your time and I will be happy to answer any questions.

Image Credits: My Phone Gallery.

Edit1: Wow! 100K views and more than 800 votes in favor. That too in a few days. I did not expect. Thank you all. I am humiliated. I have noticed that some people disagree with my perspective. It's okay as long as you maintain decorum.

Edit2: My answer was removed by quora moderation. I appealed and they returned the answer. Perhaps the reason was that I did not include the credits of the images. I have done it now.

Edit3: Thanks for 1.5K upvotes. Many people criticize the salary and benefits of a government job. Don't worry, just wait for the next pay commission recommendation in 2025.

For the first 50 years of my life, I never knew I had ADD. I'd rather look out the window than do math or science in elementary school. But in high school I was turned on by a single lecture on negative numbers. Until then, who would have thought that he would get a Ph.D. in Chemistry?

An example of my laziness (not proud but entertaining), in my pursuit of a PhD, the Director of the Department and my supervisor took my support money to get me out. But then I needed a job and I took one driving a school bus. The problem was that at the end of the day I was so knocked out that I couldn't write my d

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For the first 50 years of my life, I never knew I had ADD. I'd rather look out the window than do math or science in elementary school. But in high school I was turned on by a single lecture on negative numbers. Until then, who would have thought that he would get a Ph.D. in Chemistry?

An example of my laziness (not proud but entertaining), in my pursuit of a PhD, the Director of the Department and my supervisor took my support money to get me out. But then I needed a job and I took one driving a school bus. The problem was that at the end of the day I was so knocked out that I couldn't write my thesis. They relented and I finally got out.

My laziness / ADD worked together, and I became quite brilliant at speeding up the processes in the lab. I had to adopt an optical test for crystal growth which took 2 hours to complete. OMG I can't bear to wait 10 minutes for data. "Can we speed this up?" They told me "No." Is not sufficient. In about 2 months I developed a similar diagnosis that worked in 5 minutes, I got a patent on that.

Laziness begets invention (C Cronan, July 1, 2014). It does. All of my exciting work was done to improve (usually speed up) an existing situation. My mind is not lazy, everything I read, see or hear is filed in some cubicle of the brain, and there seems to be an instant memory when it fits like a key and a lock to solve a problem that I had experienced or heard someone describe.

I found out I had ADD in my 50s. I thought of a process change that could significantly speed up (again) a crafting step. A meeting was called, about 10 managers (and I) to discuss it, they were so excited. So I started thinking about how to test my idea, I was writing an experimental plan while they argued, and suddenly the room went silent. Look up. Fortunately, someone rephrased the question that had been put to me. I answered, the conversation started again, and again the room went silent. This was awesome! These guys are very excited about what I proposed to them, but I couldn't stay in the conversation. Then I knew something was wrong. In fact, he had ADD. Turns out my idea worked fine, Except for a side effect that ruined a result. That was fine with me.

Whatever you do, laziness is not a fault; You will find that it will guide you to a new approach to come up with a solution that was avoided because it might be considered too easy.

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