Posted by: coastcontact | May 28, 2012

Top 20 Jobs That Don’t Require A College Degree

LAUSD plans to require all high school students to take college prep classes in order to graduate.  However there are hundreds and perhaps thousands of jobs that do not require a college degree. As reported on AOL.COM here is a list of the top 20 jobs not requiring that diploma.

Careercast.com put together a list of the top 20 jobs that don’t require a college degree, ranked by average starting salary, income growth and employment growth. Income growth refers to percentage of growth from starting earnings to the top level; and employment growth refers to the projected increase in number of jobs through 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

1. Dental Hygienist

    • Average Starting Salary: $45,000
    • Income Growth: 109%
    • Employment Growth: 37.70%

2. Online Sales Manager

    • Average Starting Salary: $40,000
    • Income Growth: 255%
    • Employment Growth: 25.00%

3. Web Developer

    • Average Starting Salary: $43,000
    • Income Growth: 179%
    • Employment Growth: 21.70%

4. Medical Secretary

    • Average Starting Salary: $21,000
    • Income Growth: 114%
    • Employment Growth: 41.30%

5. Paralegal Assistant

    • Average Starting Salary: $29,000
    • Income Growth: 159%
    • Employment Growth: 18.30%

6. Stenographer / Court Reporter

    • Average Starting Salary: $26,000
    • Income Growth: 250%
    • Employment Growth: 14.10%

7. Heating / Refrigeration Mechanic

    • Average Starting Salary: $26,000
    • Income Growth: 158%
    • Employment Growth: 33.70%

8. Surveyor

    • Average Starting Salary: $31,000
    • Income Growth: 190%
    • Employment Growth: 25.40%

9. Executive Assistant

    • Average Starting Salary: $29,000
    • Income Growth: 131%
    • Employment Growth: 12.60%

10. Insurance Agent

    • Average Starting Salary: $26,000
    • Income Growth: 342%
    • Employment Growth: 21.90%

11. Industrial Machine Repairer

    • Average Starting Salary: $30,000
    • Income Growth: 127%
    • Employment Growth: 21.60 %

12. Cosmetologist

    • Average Starting Salary: $16,000
    • Income Growth: 163%
    • Employment Growth: 15.70%

13. Hair Stylist

    • Average Starting Salary: $16,000
    • Income Growth: 163%
    • Employment Growth: 15.70%

14. Tax Examiner / Collector

    • Average Starting Salary: $30,000
    • Income Growth: 207%
    • Employment Growth: 7.30%

15. Sales Representative – Wholesale

    • Average Starting Salary: $27,000
    • Income Growth: 304%
    • Employment Growth: 15.60%

16. Construction Machinery Operator

    • Average Starting Salary: $26,000
    • Income Growth: 173%
    • Employment Growth: 23.50%

17. Electrical Technician

    • Average Starting Salary: $34,000
    • Income Growth: 138%
    • Employment Growth: 1.90%

18. Architectural Drafter

    • Average Starting Salary: $30,000
    • Income Growth: 140%
    • Employment Growth: 3.20

19. Teacher’s Aide

    • Average Starting Salary: $17,000
    • Income Growth: 112%
    • Employment Growth: 14.80%

20. Sewage Plant Operator

    • Average Starting Salary: $25,000
    • Income Growth: 156%
    • Employment Growth: 11.60%
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