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300 Best Jobs Without A Four-Year Degree

by Stephanie Koutek Susan Pines

Good news for people without a four-year degree who are seeking a new or different job: The authors have sorted through the latest government job data and selected the 300 best jobs that don't require a four-year degree. Each of these jobs has high earnings, good growth potential, or many job openings. For example: *The #1 job with the best combination of pay, growth, and number of openings that doesn't require a four-year degree is Registered Nurse. It has average annual earnings of $46,410, is growing at a 25.6 percent rate, and has 140,000 openings per year. *Among the best jobs requiring moderate-term on-the-job training are Advertising Sales Agent (#1), Correctional Officer and Jailer (#4), and Roofer (#7). *The job with the highest percentage of self-employed workers that doesn't require a four-year degree is Real Estate Sales Agent (69.4%). Who Can Benefit from This Book? *People interested in exploring new, better-paying, or more interesting career options requiring less than a four-year college degree *Students researching and planning for future training and careers *Teachers and counselors helping students, graduates, and job seekers. Discover the best jobs for you in two steps! Browse the best jobs lists in Part I to find the jobs that interest you most. Then look up their information-packed descriptions in Part II for more details on earnings, growth, education or training needed, job tasks, and much more.

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