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.
Median Salary: $34,660
AUTOMOBILE BODY REPAIRER
Median Salary: $34,660
Median Salary: $34,040
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
Median Salary: $54,710
Median Salary: $48,250
Median Salary: $36,640
Median Salary: $22,500
INDUSTRIAL MACHINE REPAIRER
Median Salary: $44,160
Median Salary: $46,680
PEST CONTROL WORKER
Median Salary: $30,340
Median Salary: $46,660
Median Salary: $ 25,240
Jobs Rated Rank: 43
Median Salary: $28,920
Median Salary: $75,660
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
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