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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

Blue Collar Jobs in Demand for 2010

Blue Collar Jobs in Demand for 2010

Ready for a career change but dread getting another desk job? Then how about trying your hand at, well, working with your hands? "There is a blue collar renaissance going on right now," says Joe Lamacchia, author of Blue Collar and Proud of It: The All-in-One-Resource for Finding Freedom, Financial Success, and... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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