6 Successful Careers You Can Snag Without a University Degree
These days, it sometimes seems like getting your degree is the new HSC, but to be honest, school isn’t for everyone. Even if university isn’t the route you want to take, we bet you still want to make some serious cash at your job, so we decided to look into good careers without college degrees. It’s amazing the positions we found that don’t require education beyond a high school diploma. Plus, the roles are much more varied than we thought and aren’t limited to desk jobs—they range from flying planes to delivering mail to teaching children (and beyond), so there’s something to suit every personality.
It often takes a long time to pay back that amount of money you owe on HECS when you’re a recent graduate just trying to make ends meet. But don’t worry, there are still some pretty awesome full-time gigs if you decide not to go off to university. Below, see the top six good careers without college degrees… Some may even surprise you.
POSTAL SERVICE CARRIER
The Job: Sorting mail and delivering it to your area’s residents. Depending on where you live, there are different methods of delivering parcels, whether in a vehicle or on foot.
REAL ESTATE BROKER
The Job: Showing potential owners real estate properties and brokering deals.
The Training: Work as a real estate sales agent and then take a training course to pass the broker licensing examination.
OFFICE SUPPORT SUPERVISOR
The Job: Supervise workers and their workflow in administrative roles (like secretaries and executive assistants).
The Training: Related work experience
SELF-ENRICHMENT EDUCATION TEACHER
The Job: Teach skills to those wanting to learn new skills. Subject areas range from music to dance to language or cooking (fitness and flight instructors are not included).
The Training: Formal training or certification varies by role
The Job: These individuals inspect pieces or parts related to the transportation of products or people.
The Training: On-the-job training
The Job: Specific roles vary, but prepping rooms, talking to patients before they see the doctor, inputting data, and cleaning tools can all be part of it.
The Training: On-the-job training (requires a high school diploma or the equivalent); and requires specific certification.