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  • 8 Blue-Collar Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

    8 Blue-Collar Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

    These 8 manual occupations pay more than $55,000 a year

    Blue-collar jobs don't always have a reputation for being high-paying. These are exceptions. Continue Reading

  • Best Employers In Worst Industries

    Best Employers In Worst Industries

    These employers offer better pay and benefits than competitors.

    Certain industries are known for not treating their workers well. These employers are exceptions. Continue Reading

  • Quiz: Is An Admin Support Position Right For You?

    Quiz: Is An Admin Support Position Right For You?

    Take this quiz and find out which administrative support role is right for you. Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Jobs In Construction In 2013

    10 Best Jobs In Construction In 2013

    By Jada A. Graves As one of the hardest-hit industries during the Great Recession, construction saw its largest percentage decline in employment in the post-World War II era, 13.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And as the country began to claw its way out of the economic muck, the BLS had... Continue Reading

  • Top 20 Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    Top 20 Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    By Aimee Groth In a tough economy where just about half of graduates are landing jobs in their fields, there's been a lot of debate lately about the value of a college degree. Careercast.com put together a list of the top 20 jobs that don't require a college degree, ranked by average starting salary, income... Continue Reading

  • 20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    20 Good Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

    With all the debate surrounding the value of a college degree these days, many young workers and their parents may be glad to hear there are many well paying jobs that don't require higher education. CareerCast.com recently identified 20 good jobs that need only a high-school diploma, although they do... Continue Reading

  • Anti-College Crusader Peter Thiel Backtracks, Then Reverses Again

    Anti-College Crusader Peter Thiel Backtracks, Then Reverses Again

    Remember Peter Thiel? The billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal creator has made a lot of headlines over the past few years for his contrarian opinions -- and his willingness to put money behind them. Creator of the Founder's Fund, a group dedicated to funding "bold, audacious ideas," he has become known for... Continue Reading

  • Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

    Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

    If California is the Golden State, and Florida is the Sunshine State then North Dakota might as well be the Employment State. Though its formal nickname is the Peace Garden State, North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5 percent. That's 5.6 points lower than the national... Continue Reading

  • 10 Occupations With On-The-Job Training

    10 Occupations With On-The-Job Training

    Not all careers require years of schooling; some jobs allow you to learn as you work. With almost no previous time investment, on-the-job training can be a great way to jump into a new career. Training can be anything from informal training sessions with your supervisor to regimented modules about how to succeed... Continue Reading

  • Degree Not Required: 15 Jobs You Can Land Without Going To College

    Degree Not Required: 15 Jobs You Can Land Without Going To College

    By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder Not all career paths wind through a college campus. Consider these jobs for which a degree isn't a prerequisite: Continue Reading

  • Hot Jobs For Skilled Workers

    Hot Jobs For Skilled Workers

    Looking for a skilled trade job or trying to find a new career path that actually has job openings? Check out our collection of hot job lists -- all with the skilled worker in mind. Continue Reading

  • Unemployed Women Around The World Turn To Cosmetic Sales For Survival

    Unemployed Women Around The World Turn To Cosmetic Sales For Survival

    During hard economic times, one industry remains impressively robust: direct selling. Door-to-door sales exploded during the Depression, and since then, women (and men, but mostly women) have been peddling Tupperware and Mary Kay cosmetics to friends and neighbors in ever-growing numbers. By last count, 62... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs You Can Get Right Out of High School

    Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs You Can Get Right Out of High School

    Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder.com With increasing costs to higher education, pursuing a college degree can be tough for some. But here's the good news: Even if you don't continue school for another four years (or put it off until later in your career), there are still a surprising number of career... Continue Reading

  • Fifteen Jobs That Pay Well, No Degree Required

    Fifteen Jobs That Pay Well, No Degree Required

    Regarding jobs that pay well, the conventional wisdom states that college-educated workers earn higher salaries because the their jobs require more education and advanced skills. In addition, fewer workers have college degrees, so they are harder to find in relation to workers without degrees. Indeed,... Continue Reading

  • Health Insurance for Taxi and Limo Drivers

    Health Insurance for Taxi and Limo Drivers

    Taxi and limo driving has long been a method for some American workers to get a foothold in the job market, or as way to pay for an education. One of the main drawbacks, however, was that independent drivers often had to buy costly private health insurance policies, if they could afford insurance at all. Now... Continue Reading

  • My Spectacular Odd Job: Insurance Clerk

    My Spectacular Odd Job: Insurance Clerk

    In the spring of 1980, I was managing the impossible feat of flunking out of Introduction to Human Sexuality, the most interesting class at the local community college. In the two semesters I'd been in school, I'd successfully completed only six units, my transcript reading like a psychological assessment:... Continue Reading

  • Hire Out Your Brain: Charge $200,000 a Day

    Hire Out Your Brain: Charge $200,000 a Day

    Organizations have plenty of information, but too many lack the raw brain power to be able to frame their data in ways that would give them a competitive edge. That's where you can come in -- as a brain for hire. Top consulting firms in this niche charge as much as $200,000 a day to train about 25 employees... Continue Reading

  • How to Earn Six Figures as a Personal Assistant

    How to Earn Six Figures as a Personal Assistant

    Forget all those Devil Wears Prada stories you hear about beleaguered and belittled personal assistants whose lives are consumed by ego-maniacal tyrants paying them pennies per hour. There plenty of interesting jobs out there with kind-hearted, wealthy people who are willing to pay more than $100,000 per year,... Continue Reading

  • Franchise Opportunities: Experience Not Required

    Franchise Opportunities: Experience Not Required

    Greg Helwig, Chief Development Officer for Kiddie Academy In this challenging economy where there are six job seekers for every job opening, many would be surprised to learn that one viable option is to take your employment matters into your own hands by starting a franchise business. For those with an... Continue Reading

  • Customer Service Job Description

    Customer Service Job Description

    Customer service is a tough industry to work in, but with the right skills you can be successful and reap the awards of helping clients. Every company has customer service representatives to assist clients with anything they need and to maintain the company's good image. The values set out by the company are... Continue Reading

  • Driver Job Description

    Driver Job Description

    If you know how to drive, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record -- and you're looking for a job -- you may want to research the possibility of becoming a professional driver. What kind of driver? There are many directions to steer toward: taxi, limo, bus, delivery van or truck driving are... Continue Reading

  • Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $20 per Hour

    Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $20 per Hour

    Ready for a gig that pays an hourly wage of twenty dollars? There are many options out there. And, of the following list of ten jobs, less than half require school beyond a high school diploma. See which skills you might already have or are interested in and get started. Continue Reading

  • The Mystery Behind Being a Ghost Writer

    The Mystery Behind Being a Ghost Writer

    Ghost writing isn't even remotely paranormal -- it's more about "ghosting" someone and writing their story in the first person as if you were him or her. When I was growing up, my mom (Nancy Bacon) made a living as a ghost writer. She'd spend hour upon hour with interesting (and often famous) people, recording... Continue Reading

  • Seven Jobs That Make It Worth Skipping College

    Seven Jobs That Make It Worth Skipping College

    Ask most high school guidance counselors, and they'll tell you a college degree is your key to a decent paying job. But that's not necessarily always the case. While many jobs like lawyer, doctor, and professor still require degrees, Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at Payscale.com, helped us pinpoint... Continue Reading

  • Flipping Burgers Leads to Fulfilling Careers

    Flipping Burgers Leads to Fulfilling Careers

    As college graduates face the worst job market since the Great Depression, some will have to start their careers at the bottom of the ladder. Even with a college degree in hand, flipping hamburgers is a potential job, although not much of a career move. Or is it? For many people, a fast-food job is a memory... Continue Reading

  • Six Surprising Six-Figure Jobs: No Degree Required

    Six Surprising Six-Figure Jobs: No Degree Required

    How can you find a steady job that makes six figures without a four-year or associate's degree? You may think first of typical blue collar trades, like electrician or plumber. But, there are some other options that will surprise you. Would you believe that court reporters can make over $100,000 a year? Online... Continue Reading

  • Maritime Work: Four Shipyard Jobs That Will Have You on the High Seas in No Time

    Maritime Work: Four Shipyard Jobs That Will Have You on the High Seas in No Time

    Every ship that sets sails on the high seas depends on the numerous shipyards across the country to keep them operating smoothly. With shipyards serving as the backbone of the maritime industry, there's no better way to break into the business than working side by side a diverse group of maritime workers. Even... Continue Reading

  • Ice Road Trucker -- Scariest Job in the World

    Ice Road Trucker -- Scariest Job in the World

    Dianne Rowland, wife of Ice Road Trucker Hugh Rowland, was perfectly happy to let her husband disappear into the great white north for a couple of months every year, trucking goods and equipment to and from the mines in the Arctic Circle. Until she saw the first episode of the History Channel's television series... Continue Reading

  • Highest-Paying Trades

    Highest-Paying Trades

    Their jobs may be low on glamour, but tradespeople do the important stuff. They build roads and skyscrapers, fix broken-down machinery, and keep America moving over roads and waterways. Careers in the trades offer a chance to work with your hands, and often let you earn while you learn through apprenticeships or... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Job Search

    Blue Collar Job Search

    A lot of what I've written about in the past has been for professionals and executives, but I had an experience recently that made me think about a blue collar job search, and what the differences are. This is pretty interesting because most of the job search blogs I follow seem to be written for a white collar... Continue Reading