Web Developer, Admin Assistant and Bookkeeper Among the Best Jobs Without a College Degree, Says CareerCast.com Plumber, Electrician and Auto Body Repairer Also Made the List

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At this time every year, many new high school graduates enter the working world with no intention of earning a college degree. Yet the lack of a four-year degree doesn't mean a rewarding career isn't possible, says a new report from CareerCast.com, Great Jobs Without a College Degree. In the report, CareerCast.com identifies many careers where you can earn a good living with just a high school education and some additional training, including Web Developer, Paralegal Assistant, Skincare Specialist, Bookkeeper and Plumber.

"As the job market slowly improves, opportunities for high school graduates and those with post-high school training are increasing steadily," says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. "Trade vocations are vital to the United States' ongoing economic recovery, particularly with renewed emphasis on the manufacturing sector. Some top career paths do not require a college degree, including automobile body repairer and glazier."

Self-employment can also open door to those without degrees, whether you are freelancing or operating your own business. For example, the information technology field is offering the tech-savvy a promising future. Web developers are in high demand and job seekers are gravitating to the field each year even without a specialized degree.

CareerCast.com's best jobs that don't require a four-year degree:

ADMINISTRATIVE/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Median Salary: $34,660
Outlook: +12%

AUTOMOBILE BODY REPAIRER
Median Salary: $34,660
Outlook: +17%

BOOKKEEPER
Median Salary: $34,040
Outlook: +14%

COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
Median Salary: $54,710
Outlook: +15%

ELECTRICIAN
Median Salary: $48,250
Outlook: +23%

GLAZIER
Median Salary: $36,640
Outlook: +42%

HAIR STYLIST
Median Salary: $22,500
Outlook: +14%

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE REPAIRER
Median Salary: $44,160
Outlook: +19%

PARALEGAL ASSISTANT
Median Salary: $46,680
Outlook: +18%

PEST CONTROL WORKER
Median Salary: $30,340
Outlook: +24%

PLUMBER
Median Salary: $46,660
Outlook: +26%

RECEPTIONIST
Median Salary: $ 25,240
Outlook: +24%

SKINCARE SPECIALIST
Jobs Rated Rank: 43
Median Salary: $28,920
Outlook: +25%

WEB DEVELOPER
Median Salary: $75,660
Outlook: +22%

To read CareerCast.com's full report, Great Jobs Without a College Degree, visit http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-jobs-without-college-degree

SOURCE CareerCast.com



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