10 Jobs you can get with a Grade 10 Certificate in South Africa 

10 Jobs you can get with a Grade 10 Certificate in South Africa


The academic journey is different for everyone. Some can go up to tertiary while some prefer cutting it short due to different reasons. Regardless of where one ends their academic journey, there are different job opportunities waiting for them. The job industry is open to everyone regardless of academic qualifications. There is a job for every academic stage. 

Below are some jobs one can get with just a grade 10 certificate in South Africa. 

1) Admin Clerk/ Admin Assistant 

Anyone with at least a grade 10 certificate can get into an office setup and become an admin assistant. The job of an admin clerk is to answer phone calls and emails. The clerk also performs data entry duties.  Another duty for the clerk is to schedule the company’s events and file tasks for accounts payable, as well as purchase orders, including other day-to-day running of the organization’s activities. This can be a full-time job.

2) Office Runner

In so many big corporate companies, people are usually busy with workloads weighing on them.  Runners help people in the office with various duties. An office runner majors in printing and sorting out of other basics like delivery reports. In most companies, this is a full-time job.

3)  Restaurant Waitress 

The tourism and hotel industry is always hiring and looking for new workers.  A waitress’ duty is to mainly serve customers who come to dine at a restaurant. All that is required for this job is training which is usually for four weeks or less. This job can be both a part-time and full-time job.

4) Till Operator 

Till operators are usually in demand by both large and small supermarkets.  The duty of a till operator is to help customers check out their goods after shopping. Self-check-out stores are not yet a thing in Africa, hence till operators who physically check out and collect the monies from customers, are very much in need. Though it can take out much time from the person, this can be practiced as both a full-time and part-time job.

5) Security Officer 

A security officer is one paying job that does not really require one to have a Matric or tertiary education certificate.  A security officer’s duty is to keep guard of an assigned place, to ensure there is order and everything goes according to stipulated guidelines. 

This kind of job position does not necessarily require Matric or tertiary education but in most cases, Security Officers go for training depending on the security company’s policy and the training can take up to 6 months some even less.

6) Handyman

A handyman is also known as a fixer or handyperson. These ones are very good with their hands. This can be a part-time job as they are hired as per need. A handyman can be a plumber, gardener, or any other job they can do using their hands.

7) Conservation Field Assistant

A Conservation Field Assistant helps to ensure the upkeep and maintenance of Conservation centres.  They help in aspects such as maintaining fences, building boma roads, soil erosion control, alien plant eradication, water systems, and game capture.

At the entry level, one would need at least a grade 10 certificate and a valid driver’s license. The candidate should also be able to read and write.

8) Social media Marketer 

The world is fast digitalizing and new jobs are being created every day. Without a Grade 10 certificate, one can be a social media marketer. All you will need to create social media accounts and have content that will earn you followers.  One can market brands or companies on social media platforms.

9) Photographer 

As the world digitalizes every day, a photographer is also one job that can earn anyone a decent living.  All you need for this job is a few tutorials on how to capture amazing pictures. These tutorials can be found on streaming platforms such as YouTube.  Photographers are hired for various events and on some occasions can sell their pictures in art galleries or rather exhibit them for a price.

10)  Driver 

With just a grade 10 certificate and a valid driver’s license one can earn a decent living with that.  You can be a driver either for a company or earn money as an individual. You can use a driver’s license to drive people around with the new cyber taxis system such as Uber and Bolt that have taken South Africa by storm.



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