Career Aspirations

5 Great Jobs For Those With No College Degree

Friday, March 25, 2016 • • Careers

If you are looking for a new career, and don't have a college degree in your arsenal, finding suitable  choices can be difficult. Unless of course, you know where to look. There are many great jobs for those with no college degree out there. Here are five of our top picks:

Dental Assistant: Did you know that you can become a dental assistant in as little as ten weeks? The National Dental Academy offers a course to get you ready for your new career in just that time span. The best thing about it is that the classes are held at dental practices in your area and are only on Saturdays. This allows you to prepare for your new career while still earning from your old one.

Administrative Assistant: If you enjoy working in an office environment, becoming an administrative assistant might be ideal for you. Need to boost your typing speed before applying? A quick Google search will give you a host of websites offering free tools to increase your words per minute. Some of them are quite fun!

Life and Health Insurance Agent:  Most states do require that you take a pre-licensing course and an exam, but college is never an issue. In fact, the National Online Insurance School offers a fairly inexpensive course option that can have you exam ready within 2 weeks. The only other training required is a matter of becoming familiar with the insurance products you want to offer, and keeping up to date with continuing education requirements. Don't worry, a few hours of self-study a year will keep you in good standing.

Certified Nursing Assistant:  If you have always wanted to get into the health care field, but thought that lack of a degree was keeping you out, this one is for you. Each state has their own requirements, but the easiest way to break into this field is to contact local assisted living facilities in your area. A lot of them offer free training if you agree to work for them once you receive your certification. For more information on the steps required to obtain a Certified Nursing Assistant license visit CNALicense.org.

Car Salesperson:  Forget the old stereotype of the used car salesman hustler. These days the soft sale sells. People are more put-off by the hard sale, but if you treat a customer right word gets around. Before you know it, you have built a huge base of customers that are all referring their friends to you. The best thing about this career is that there is no real limit as to earnings. The downside is that you can expect to work long hours, to include Saturdays. While most dealerships don't require official training, if you want to give yourself an edge (in getting the job and being successful afterwards), the Automotive Sales College offers a wonderful online sales course.

Not sure which option is the best one for you? Contact us and we can help guide you on the path to your new career.

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