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  • College Degrees No Longer Required For Good Middle Class Jobs

    College Degrees No Longer Required For Good Middle Class Jobs

    By Jessica Stillman It's a scary world out there for young people looking to start their careers, and this has led to plenty of college education panic. Don't have a degree, say a host of hyperventilating pundits and extremely anxious parents, and you'll almost certainly be consigned to low-paid wage slavery... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Jobs You Can Get Without A College Degree

    10 Best Jobs You Can Get Without A College Degree

    By Kaitlin Dewey, Kiplinger.com College isn't for everyone. Sure, earning a degree will improve your income potential, but skyrocketing tuition costs are a deterrent for some. Others choose not to continue their schooling for a host of reasons, from family obligations to a desire to start collecting a... Continue Reading

  • 9 Great Second Careers That Don't Require 4-Year Degrees

    9 Great Second Careers That Don't Require 4-Year Degrees

    By Susan Ricker You want to make a career change, but you don't have a bachelor's degree and don't have the funds or the interest in getting a four-year degree. Here are nine good jobs that don't require a bachelor's. Some of them offer on-the job training, too. Continue Reading

  • 9 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree

    9 Well-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree

    Richard Branson, Rachael Ray, Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga all have two things in common: 1) They are incredibly successful; 2) They are college dropouts. While it's a common belief that in order to be successful and make a lot of money you need to have a college degree, those four prove that's not... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    Getting Hired When You Don't Have a College Degree

    I listened in on a recruiter panel recently where an HR person from a Fortune 500 company admitted that he added a Bachelor's degree to the list of requirements for all his job postings because it was an easy way to screen out candidates. He didn't try to make the case that the degree is a key predictor of... Continue Reading

  • Make $30 an Hour Without a Four-Year Degree

    Make $30 an Hour Without a Four-Year Degree

    For job seekers without a four-year degree, breaking the $25-an-hour barrier can be a challenge. But with more technical certification and associate's degree programs than ever, many well-paying career options are accessible in a broad range of industries. The following is a list of lucrative careers for those... Continue Reading

  • 20 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees but Pay Big Salaries

    20 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees but Pay Big Salaries

    Higher education isn't for everyone, and people have a variety of paths to choose from once they graduate from high school. They might know from the start that they want to go straight to the professional world. Other new graduates often decide to try college for a semester to see how it goes and then realize... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

    10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

    Michael Kling, Investopedia You don't have to go to college earn a decent living. Some professions pay good salaries without requiring post-secondary schooling. A college degree can be a great path towards a well-paying, satisfying profession, but a bachelor's degree isn't for everyone. In fact, some see... Continue Reading

  • 10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

    10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

    Tisa Silver, Investopedia Who says hard work doesn't pay? These 10 blue-collar jobs show that the color of your collar doesn't necessarily dictate the level of your income. What Does it Mean to be a Blue-Collar Worker? Blue-collar jobs are typically classified as involving manual labor and compensation by... Continue Reading

  • Opting Out: Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

    Opting Out: Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

    Dr. Al Lee. Ph.D, Director of Quantitative Analysis Billionaire media mogul David Geffen went from high school graduate to talent agent assistant, talent agent, owner of two record companies (Asylum and Geffen Records), and later, to co-founding DreamWorks movie studio with fellow non-college attendee Jeffrey... Continue Reading

  • 25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

    25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

    What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and entertainment mogul David Geffen have in common? Huge bank accounts and no student loans. These industry leaders are some of the most successful people in business and none of them has a college degree. The belief that you need a college... Continue Reading

  • Today's Top 10 Blue Collar Jobs

    Today's Top 10 Blue Collar Jobs

    CareerBuilder.com Blue collar workers tend to get a bad rap. Often unfairly associated with poor education and minimal abilities, most occupations that are classified as "blue collar" actually involve specialized skills, extensive training and technical know-how. Unfortunately, the job market for these... Continue Reading

  • Does No Degree Mean No Job?

    Does No Degree Mean No Job?

    Joe Turner Often, while perusing the job postings, you'll see listed under the requirements section wording such as "Bachelor's degree or equivalent." Does this mean that those without a degree need not apply? Not necessarily. Although many corporate cultures require that their employees have degrees regardless... Continue Reading

  • 10 Legit Jobs That Don't Require Much Experience

    10 Legit Jobs That Don't Require Much Experience

    CareerBuilder.com "Earn thousands of dollars per week working part-time! No experience necessary!" the job posting title blares. Skeptical? You should be. Think about it: Why would any legitimate employer offer inexperienced employees a six-figure salary for working just a few hours a week? These offers come... Continue Reading

  • 10 Well-Paid Careers with No 4-year Degree

    10 Well-Paid Careers with No 4-year Degree

    A good salary and a rewarding career doesn't have to mean a four-year slog through college. There are plenty of jobs that pay nicely with less education, ranging from certificate courses just a few months long to two-year community college programs. Education costs for most of these careers are modest -- you... Continue Reading

  • No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    No Degree? 7 Ways to Sell Your Experience

    CareerBuilder.com writer Becky Blanton, 53, has worked for five major media companies, been an assistant advertising director for a Fortune 500 company, and owned her own newspaper. She's also currently writing a book called "Staying Hungry: The Official Guide for Never Settling for What Life Puts on Your... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Blue-Collar Jobs of the Future

    Top 10 Blue-Collar Jobs of the Future

    CareerBuilder.com Competitive wages and predicted industry growth mean the future is looking bright for numerous blue-collar positions. So which manual and technical labor jobs are the most promising? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction and extraction jobs are expected to grow 12 percent by... Continue Reading

  • America's Low-Paying Jobs - Need Workers

    America's Low-Paying Jobs - Need Workers

    Jobs at the low end of the pay scale are often overlooked. Understandably, everyone wants to earn a lot of money -- it makes life easier when you're not counting pennies between paychecks. The problem is that, unless you're on the receiving end of nepotism, your first job isn't going to earn you six... Continue Reading

  • Need a Career Boost? 12 Money-Making Certificate Programs

    Need a Career Boost? 12 Money-Making Certificate Programs

    Laid off and looking to flee the floundering industry that sent you packing? Not to worry: Minimum wage work is not your only option. Whether you're in dire need of a new career, trying to earn more at your current gig or you're returning to work after a prolonged hiatus at home with the kids, a certificate... Continue Reading

  • Dirty Jobs (And the Workers Who Take Them On)

    Dirty Jobs (And the Workers Who Take Them On)

    CareerBuilder.com According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the retail sector and in the corporate world make up some of the most popular jobs in America. If you're in a sea of cubicles, the biggest "dirty job" you may encounter is changing the ink on the printer. But there are hundreds of tough... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

    10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

    Careerbuilder.com Higher education and higher income often go hand in hand, but a college diploma certainly isn't the only ticket to the gravy train. Just ask Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. These two college dropouts are now among the wealthiest people in the United States, with an estimated... Continue Reading