10 Great Careers That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

by Angela Nazworth | June 1, 2012 3:27 pm

10 Great Careers That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

Tis the season for graduations. Although research has shown that it often pays to have a college degree, there are some decent jobs out there that don’t require a diploma from a 4-year institution of higher learning. Online job search site CareerCast[1], compiled a list of 20 jobs that do not require a college degree — although some additional education may be warranted.

Here’s a look at 10 jobs on CareerCast’s list.

  1. Dental Hygienist: Income Average – $68,000
  2. Medical Secretary: Income Average – $31,000
  3. Paralegal Assistant: Income Average – $47,000
  4. Heating and Refrigeration Mechanic: Income Average – $43,000
  5. Surveyor: Income Average – $55,000
  6. Executive Assistant: Income Average – $44,000
  7. Insurance Agent: Income Average – $47,000
  8. Construction Machine Operator: Income Average – $40,000
  9. Electrical Technician: Income Average – $56,000
  10. Teacher’s Aide: Income Average – $23,000

CareerCast offers additional information about these jobs and 10 more in the article 20 Great Jobs Without a College Degree[2].

Endnotes:
  1. CareerCast: http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/20-great-jobs-without-college-degree?page=1
  2. 20 Great Jobs Without a College Degree: http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/20-great-jobs-without-college-degree

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