10 best jobs without a degree

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10 best jobs without a degree
You may not need to get a degree to find a great job! (jobs image by Ewe Degiampietro from Fotolia.com)

Do you ever dream of having better job with more earning potential? Or perhaps you're ready for a career change? If you're like many other people, you've thought about changing your job in the past or are thinking of a career change in the future. Though going back to school to get a degree is one possibility toward a different, more lucrative job, some people do not want to spend the time and money it takes to change career paths through formal education. Fortunately, there are a number of jobs in high demand that do not require a degree.

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Jobs in high demand

Though many people assume you have to get a four-year college degree or a graduate degree to have a well-paying job, there are many jobs that do not require a degree. When considering a career change, consider jobs that can't be outsourced to other countries.

Police officer. If you like working with people, have a passion for protecting people's safety, and are interested in a rewarding job, consider the police department. You can complete basic training in less than four months and jump right into the swing of things. Median salary for police officers is over £30,550 a year. Detective and supervisors can make even more.

Sales representative. Sales is another possibility. A good salesperson can have unlimited earning potential! One avenue to think about is becoming a wholesale and manufacturing sales representative. In these jobs, you can make annual earnings of £29,510. There are 160,000 openings for wholesale and manufacturing sales annually.

Truck Driver. If you like the open road, consider being a truck driver According to CNN, tractor-trailer drivers have annual earnings of £21,788. There are more than 300,000 annual openings.

Construction and green jobs

If you like to work with you hands and have a passion for working on people's homes, consider working in the construction field. Here are a few jobs in the construction industry.

Heating Ventilation Air Conditioner installer. When people build new homes or remodel old ones, they look for a person to do HVAC. Working in this field involves installing air conditioners and heating systems in people's homes.

Solar Panel Energy installer. Green jobs may be the wave of the future! If you enjoy working with green technology, working inside and outside, and learning new skills, think about becoming a solar panel energy installer. Federal stimulus money may create even more green jobs, so it's a good time to get your foot in the door.

Renovations. The ability to do renovation work on people's home is also a job usually in demand. Homeowners often need builders to renovate an old home, build an addition, or improve their kitchen, bathroom, or convert an attic into an office or studio.

Health and technology

Tech jobs usually pay well, with lots of opportunity for growth. Health and wellness is another field adding new jobs.

Network administrator-. If you enjoy working with computers and tinkering with wireless routers, consider a position as a network administrator. Businesses need people who understand the ins and outs of their computer networks. After being in the field for awhile, network administrators make a median salary of over £31,850.

Clinical lab technician. The health-care industry is also an expanding field. If you like forensic work or enjoy shows like CSI, you might like being a clinical lab technician, who helps makes diagnoses and test for diseases. Some training my be necessary through a hospital or technical college. The median income is £30,550.

Home Health Aid- Another health care related job is a home health aid, especially if you live in an area with high proportion of elderly residents. After a brief training, you can ensure that proper care is given to sick people, the disabled, and the elderly

Real estate

Real estate brokers. Real estate brokers help people buy and sell property. Though housing markets go through highs and lows, a good real estate agent is in high demand in any economy. After a training period, you receive a license allowing you to for yourself or under a real estate firm.

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