No bachelor's degree? As people like Bill Gates and Thomas Edison have shown, it's no problem! Discover the 300 jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most openings--no four-year degree required. The authors have taken massive date from the Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database and other sources and turned it into a useful, interesting resource for workers who want good jobs and career advancement without four years in college. Features over 60 insightful "best jobs" lists and 300 job descriptions. In just two steps, 300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree helps you quickly and easily narrow your career options (step 1: the lists) and learn more about jobs of interest (step 2: the job descriptions).
Not completely accurate.
By Angela Storace - August 14, 2006
There are several discrepancies in this book, starting with the title. The top job is an air traffic controller, making approx. $120K a year. Here's the problem: To become an air traffic controller, a person must enroll in an FAA-approved education program and pass a pre-employment test that measures his or her ability to learn the controller's duties. Exceptions are air traffic controllers with prior experience and military veterans. The pre-employment test is currently offered only to students in the FAA Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Program or the Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Air Traffic Control Training Program. The test is administered by computer and takes about 8 hours to complete. To take the test, an applicant must apply under an open advertisement for air traffic control positions and be chosen to take the examination. When there are many more applicants than available positions, applicants are selected to take the test through random selection... read more
Find the Right Job for You
By Virginia Allain "(retired librarian)" - February 26, 2006
For those who aren't ready to tackle four years of college, there are still some good jobs out there. In 496 pages, this gives the details on the top 300 jobs that don't require that degree. The top paying one is air traffic controller which pays on the average $102,030 a year. This is a good resource for anyone trying to decide on a career. Another resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which is available in the reference section of most public libraries.
worth the money
By apptech "DJ" - December 31, 2012
helps you with knowledge of what fields are hiring, what the pay range is, what jobs are hiring seniors, women and other demographic groups without needing a 4 year degree. A very good book for someone thinking of retraining in a certified program at a community college or tech college.