In Demand Careers that do Not Require a Bachelor’s Degree

Career Builder has listed several jobs that they say have a higher demand than available applicants, and do not require a 4-year degree.  There have been more job postings for these positions than there have been new hires.    Although these jobs do not require a 4-year degree, there are some that may require some career training or certification.   One example is the medical assistant occupation.   According to the Bureau of a Labor Statistics, some medical assistants are required to have a completed 1 -2 years of post-secondary education.  But it also states that some employers may only require a high school diploma, and then allow the medical assistant to learn on the job.    There are others that may not require any formal training, but do require that applicants have some years of experience.   So, although they may not require a Bachelor’s degree, they may not all be direct entry positions.   For anyone that does not feel the motivation to get a Bachelor’s degree ,it is encouraging that they are occupations where you can earn a living wage without one. 

These positions include 

1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailerk Truck Drivers

2. First-Line Supervisor of Retail Sales Workers

3. Food Service Managers

4. Insurance Sales Agents

5. Computer User Support Specialists

6. Social and Human Service Assistants

7. Real Estate Sales Agents

8. Pharmacy Technicians 

9. Medical Assistants

10. Tax Preparers