Top 10 Career Options When You Have No Degree

7:53 am 13 Feb, 2013


Studies, College and Degree are not meant for everyone. Yes, they do brighten your chances to get a high salaried job, but this does not mean that people without a degree cannot land a good paying job. There can be several reasons why people may not have a degree. Some may not like the idea of studying, for others tuitions fee is unaffordable, and even others may seek jobs under family pressure. But, all this does not call for a heart break; there are plenty of job opportunities for people without a degree. The top 10 among such career options are listed below. Read on.

 

10. Dental Hygienist:

For years now, one of the highest paying jobs that don’t require any formal degree is that of a Dental Hygienist. They work in an office setting, assisting the dentist or his dental team. They are hired by the dental offices, physician’s offices, general medical and surgical hospitals and outpatient care centers. And, even when they do not require a four year degree, they may need an associate’s degree in dental hygiene.

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9. Insurance Agent:

We all need insurance. Jobs for an insurance agent are in plenty, and most companies hiring them do not ask for a bachelor’s degree. Rather a high school diploma and some good communication skills are all that you need. Once in, you will have to sell insurance for property, health, life, automotives and others. With the proper increment system in place, you could have a chance to earn good money.

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8. Executive Assistant:

Being an executive’s assistant can be a highly glamorous and challenging job. No special degree is required to apply for the job, but having good confidence and the good people skills will be beneficial. You will be providing high administrative support, like preparing reports, arranging conferences, distributing requisite information and mush more. So, depending on the size of the company, and the work to be handled, executive assistants can earn a handsome salary. The chances of increment are also bright. Good work can fetch you up to 120% increment on an average.

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7. Wholesale Representative:

Wholesale representatives are people who specialize in sales of non technical products and stand the chance to earn far better than their retail counterparts. What’s best about the job is that representatives have to directly deal with business and government agencies, thus improving the chances of networking. Moreover, they can get the job with just a simple high school diploma; a degree is not a must.  Remember, if you will apply for a job that involves the sales of technical products, a degree will become imperative.

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6. Telecommunication Equipment Installer:

While the name of the job itself may elude you with the technical requirements of the job, in reality there is no need to panic. The job does not require a technical degree, but yes, apprenticeship for sometime will be helpful. The basic job of a telecommunication equipment installer is to set up routers, install switchboards and telecom lines for private homes and businesses, both. The job can be highly remunerative and prospects of growth are bright.

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5. Stenographer:

If court room trials and crime proceedings interest you, why not try for the job a stenographer. Also, known as Court reporters, they attend all the legal proceedings and public speaking events to create transcriptions of the same. And although no bachelor’s degree is required for the application of the job, what’s important is that one must be good at short hand and typing. Speakers don’t repeat anything.

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4. Constructing and Building Inspectors:

Constructing and Building inspectors are personnel appointed by government and private firms for monitoring work on the site of construction, reviewing plans and also checking building codes. The job is no child’s play and even when no degree is required, experience will make you win the game. In the beginning you can apply for an apprenticeship, later converting it into a fully fledged supervisory job.

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3. Medical Secretary:

Medical Secretaries are too much in demand in today’s world, where increasing needs of the healthcare business also requires full support from the administrative department. The job of a Medical Secretary involves performing a wide range of clerical work, like drafting messages, scheduling appointments, providing support to the office staff and completing all the file work. The chances of growth are more than 100%.

Top 10 career options when you have no degree

2. Web Developer:

While most of you may think that web developers are people with a four year degree, you’ll be happy to know that more than a degree it is your programming skills that matter most. There are many small companies out there willing to hire you for your skill and experience. Your main job is to make websites look good, and appealing to the target visitors. Being a highly in demand profession, the income growth expectancy almost goes beyond 150% depending on the degree of skill you have.

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1. Online Advertising Managers:

Online marketing is the new essential for all businesses to survive. The task of an online manager is to secure online ads for websites, placement of ads, and designing various online advertising campaigns. While big firms may still hire applicants with a three or four year degree, there are many smaller firms out there looking for people with experience even when they have no degree.

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