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Best Jobs No Degree Required

By January 6, 2013

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JobsThe cost of higher education and the amount of debt college graduates accrue by the time they finish school is becoming a crisis for many students and their families.

The New York Times reports that there is "More than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding in this country... and two-thirds of bachelor's degree recipients borrow money to attend college."   Much of that debt is significant and can take years to pay off.

What other options are there?  CareerCast.com has a list of jobs where you can earn a good living without a four year college degree.  The jobs may require training, however, they all offer a decent salary, as well as income and employment growth potential.

Here's the CareerCast.com list of the top 20 jobs where you don't need a four year college degree:

  1. Dental Hygienist
  2. Online Advertising Manager
  3. Web Developer
  4. Medical Secretary
  5. Paralegal Assistant
  6. Stenographer/Court Reporter
  7. Heating/Refrigeration Mechanic
  8. Surveyor
  9. Executive Assistant
  10. Insurance Agent
  11. Industrial Machine Repairer
  12. Cosmetologist
  13. Hair Stylist
  14. Tax Examiner/Collector
  15. Sales Representative (Wholesale)
  16. Construction Machinery Operator
  17. Electrical Technician
  18. Architectural Drafter
  19. Teacher's Aide
  20. Sewage Plant Operator

Read More: 20 Great Jobs Without a College Degree | Top 10 Jobs No Degree Required

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