Though having a bachelor's degree does offer you a bevy of high-paying jobs (in some fields), it should be known that there are plenty of great jobs out there that don't require a four year degree (that probably sent you spiraling into student loan debt.) In a new CareerCast report they identified the 10 best jobs not requiring a bachelor’s degree. Interestingly almost half were found in the healthcare industry: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Records Technician, Optician, and Respiratory Therapist. Tech is also a great field as CareerCast named Web Developer as one of the best jobs for part-time and freelance work in 2017. Here are some of the other top jobs that require a college education.
CareerCast’s Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree
Job Salary Outlook
Broadcast Technician $42,550 7% Associate Degree suggested
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer $64,280 24%
Associate Degree suggested
Electrician $52,720 14% H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Executive Assistant $55,860 3% H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Industrial Machine Repairer $49,100 16% H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Medical Records Technician $38,040 15% Non-Degree Certification
Paralegal $49,500 8% Associate
Plumber $51,540 12% H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Respiratory Therapist $58,670 12% Associate
Web Developer $66,130 27% Associate
This list was compiled using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), including annual median salary, hiring outlook and the recommended level of education required to get started; as well as BLS rankings in the 2017 Jobs Rated report.
To read the full report, visit CareerCast.