Careers You Can Have with No Bachelors or 4 Year Degree
How to Find a Career if You Didn’t Go To College
Not attending a university isn’t the end of the world, and it certainly isn’t the end of your career. Even if you don’t go to college, you can get a well-paying, secure, and great job – you just have to know how to find it.
According to a recent study, Google, who notoriously limits their hiring to only the smartest, most ambitious applicants, routinely hires people without college degrees. In fact, 14% of the company never went to college.
Similarly, the Brookings Institution reports that 1 out of 10 jobs in the United States do not require a bachelor’s degree and pay, on average, $53,000 per year.
On top of that, the cost of going to college gets more expensive all the time.
Undergraduate tuition (with room and board) could cost you $12,804 per semester at public institutions and as much as $32,184 per semester at private institution according to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
In a follow-up study, the USDE found that nearly 50% of those who pursued a degree never finished, leaving them over $30,000 in debt, and no closer to achieving their career goals.
So if many students don’t end up graduating, the price of their degree is continually rising, and prominent organizations are willing to hire professionals without one, what’s the next step?
If you’re looking to fast track yourself down a great career path, here are 10 Careers That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree.
If you want to learn more about how to obtain these careers without earning a bachelors degree, check out our career advice pages below:
- How to Become a Pharmacy Technician
- How to Become a Dental Assistant
- How to Become an Esthetician
- How to Become a Nail Technician
- How to Become a Medical Assistant
- How to Become a Law Enforcer
- How to Become a Clinical Lab Researcher
- How to Become a Court Reporter