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300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree, 3rd Edition

Book Description

With this extensive reference, readers will discover 300 jobs with the best pay, fastest growth, and most openings—no bachelor’s degree required.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. This Is a Big Book, But It Is Very Easy to Use
    1. How We Selected the Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree
    2. Some Things You Can Do with This Book
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Introduction
    1. Why We Created This Book
    2. Where the Information Comes From
    3. How the 300 Best Jobs Were Selected
    4. Understand the Limits of the Data in This Book
    5. Data Complexities
      1. Education or Training Required
      2. Earnings
      3. Projected Growth and Number of Job Openings
      4. Other Job Characteristics
      5. Information in the Job Descriptions
    6. Part I: The Best Jobs Lists
      1. Best Jobs Overall: Lists of Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings
      2. Best Jobs Lists by Demographic
      3. Best Jobs Lists Based on Levels of Education and Experience
      4. Best Jobs Lists Based on Interests
      5. Best Jobs Lists Based on Personality Types
      6. Best Jobs Through Apprenticeship Training
      7. Best Jobs Through Military Training
      8. Bonus Lists: Jobs Employing a High Percentage of People Without a Four-Year Degree
      9. Bonus Lists: Jobs with the Greatest Changes in Outlook Since the Previous Edition
    7. Part II: The Job Descriptions
    8. Sources of Additional Information
      1. Print References
      2. Internet Resources
    9. Thanks
  7. PART I: The Best Jobs Lists: Jobs That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree
    1. Some Details on the Lists
    2. Best Jobs Overall: Lists of Jobs with the Highest Pay, Fastest Growth, and Most Openings
      1. The 300 Best Jobs That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree
      2. The 100 Best-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree
      3. The 100 Fastest-Growing Jobs That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree
      4. The 100 Jobs with the Most Openings That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree
    3. Best Jobs Lists by Demographic
      1. Best Jobs with the Highest Percentages of Workers Age 16–24
      2. Best Jobs with High Percentages of Workers Age 55 and Over
      3. Best Jobs with High Percentages of Part-Time Workers
      4. Best Jobs with High Percentages of Self-Employed Workers
      5. Best Jobs Employing High Percentages of Women
      6. Best Jobs Employing High Percentages of Men
    4. Best Jobs Lists Based on Levels of Education and Experience
      1. The Education Levels
      2. Another Warning About the Data
    5. Best Jobs Lists Based on Interests
      1. Descriptions for the 16 Interest Areas
    6. Best Jobs Lists Based on Personality Types
      1. Descriptions of the Six Personality Types
    7. Best Jobs Through Apprenticeship Training
    8. Best Jobs Through Military Training
    9. Bonus Lists: Jobs Employing a High Percentage of People Without a Four-Year Degree
    10. Bonus Lists: Jobs with the Greatest Changes in Outlook Since the Previous Edition
  8. PART II: The Job Descriptions
    1. Advertising Sales Agents
    2. Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
    3. Agricultural Technicians
    4. Air Traffic Controllers
    5. Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
    6. Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
    7. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
    8. Airfield Operations Specialists
    9. Animal Control Workers
    10. Animal Trainers
    11. Architectural Drafters
    12. Athletes and Sports Competitors
    13. Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
    14. Automotive Body and Related Repairers
    15. Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
    16. Automotive Master Mechanics
    17. Automotive Specialty Technicians
    18. Aviation Inspectors
    19. Avionics Technicians
    20. Bailiffs
    21. Bakers
    22. Bill and Account Collectors
    23. Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
    24. Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators
    25. Boilermakers
    26. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
    27. Brickmasons and Blockmasons
    28. Broadcast Technicians
    29. Brokerage Clerks
    30. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
    31. Bus Drivers, School
    32. Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
    33. Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
    34. Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
    35. Cargo and Freight Agents
    36. Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
    37. Chefs and Head Cooks
    38. Chemical Plant and System Operators
    39. Chemical Technicians
    40. City and Regional Planning Aides
    41. Civil Drafters
    42. Civil Engineering Technicians
    43. Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance
    44. Coaches and Scouts
    45. Commercial Divers
    46. Commercial Pilots
    47. Computer Support Specialists
    48. Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
    49. Concierges
    50. Construction and Building Inspectors
    51. Construction Carpenters
    52. Construction Laborers
    53. Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
    54. Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
    55. Cooks, Restaurant
    56. Coroners
    57. Correctional Officers and Jailers
    58. Correspondence Clerks
    59. Court Clerks
    60. Court Reporters
    61. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
    62. Customer Service Representatives
    63. Demonstrators and Product Promoters
    64. Dental Assistants
    65. Dental Hygienists
    66. Desktop Publishers
    67. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
    68. Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
    69. Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
    70. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
    71. Electrical Drafters
    72. Electrical Engineering Technicians
    73. Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
    74. Electricians
    75. Electronic Drafters
    76. Electronics Engineering Technicians
    77. Elevator Installers and Repairers
    78. Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
    79. Embalmers
    80. Emergency Management Specialists
    81. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
    82. Environmental Compliance Inspectors
    83. Environmental Engineering Technicians
    84. Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
    85. Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
    86. Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
    87. Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
    88. Farmers and Ranchers
    89. Fashion Designers
    90. Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
    91. Fire Inspectors
    92. Fire Investigators
    93. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
    94. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
    95. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Aquacultural Workers
    96. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
    97. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
    98. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
    99. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    100. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
    101. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
    102. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    103. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers
    104. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers
    105. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers
    106. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
    107. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers
    108. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers
    109. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    110. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
    111. Flight Attendants
    112. Food Batchmakers
    113. Food Science Technicians
    114. Food Service Managers
    115. Forest Fire Fighters
    116. Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
    117. Freight and Cargo Inspectors
    118. Funeral Directors
    119. Gaming Managers
    120. Gaming Supervisors
    121. Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
    122. Geological Sample Test Technicians
    123. Geophysical Data Technicians
    124. Glaziers
    125. Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
    126. Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
    127. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
    128. Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
    129. Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
    130. Helpers—Carpenters
    131. Helpers—Electricians
    132. Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
    133. Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
    134. Highway Maintenance Workers
    135. Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
    136. Immigration and Customs Inspectors
    137. Industrial Engineering Technicians
    138. Industrial Machinery Mechanics
    139. Industrial Production Managers
    140. Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
    141. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
    142. Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
    143. Insulation Workers, Mechanical
    144. Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
    145. Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
    146. Insurance Claims Clerks
    147. Insurance Policy Processing Clerks
    148. Interior Designers
    149. Interpreters and Translators
    150. Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
    151. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
    152. Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
    153. Legal Secretaries
    154. Library Technicians
    155. License Clerks
    156. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
    157. Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
    158. Loan Interviewers and Clerks
    159. Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
    160. Locomotive Engineers
    161. Locomotive Firers
    162. Lodging Managers
    163. Machinists
    164. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
    165. Maintenance Workers, Machinery
    166. Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
    167. Mapping Technicians
    168. Massage Therapists
    169. Mates—Ship, Boat, and Barge
    170. Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
    171. Mechanical Door Repairers
    172. Mechanical Drafters
    173. Mechanical Engineering Technicians
    174. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
    175. Medical Assistants
    176. Medical Equipment Preparers
    177. Medical Equipment Repairers
    178. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
    179. Medical Secretaries
    180. Medical Transcriptionists
    181. Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
    182. Millwrights
    183. Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
    184. Motorboat Mechanics
    185. Motorcycle Mechanics
    186. Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
    187. Municipal Clerks
    188. Municipal Fire Fighters
    189. Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
    190. Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
    191. Nuclear Medicine Technologists
    192. Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
    193. Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
    194. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
    195. Occupational Therapist Assistants
    196. Office Clerks, General
    197. Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
    198. Painters, Construction and Maintenance
    199. Painters, Transportation Equipment
    200. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
    201. Parts Salespersons
    202. Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
    203. Pest Control Workers
    204. Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
    205. Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
    206. Pharmacy Technicians
    207. Photographers
    208. Physical Therapist Aides
    209. Physical Therapist Assistants
    210. Pile-Driver Operators
    211. Pilots, Ship
    212. Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters
    213. Pipelayers
    214. Plasterers and Stucco Masons
    215. Plumbers
    216. Police Detectives
    217. Police Identification and Records Officers
    218. Police Patrol Officers
    219. Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
    220. Postal Service Clerks
    221. Postal Service Mail Carriers
    222. Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
    223. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
    224. Power Plant Operators
    225. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
    226. Private Detectives and Investigators
    227. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
    228. Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
    229. Radiation Therapists
    230. Radiologic Technicians
    231. Radiologic Technologists
    232. Rail Car Repairers
    233. Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
    234. Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
    235. Real Estate Brokers
    236. Real Estate Sales Agents
    237. Receptionists and Information Clerks
    238. Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
    239. Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
    240. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
    241. Registered Nurses
    242. Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
    243. Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
    244. Residential Advisors
    245. Respiratory Therapists
    246. Roofers
    247. Rough Carpenters
    248. Sailors and Marine Oilers
    249. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
    250. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
    251. Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
    252. Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
    253. Security Guards
    254. Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
    255. Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
    256. Sheet Metal Workers
    257. Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
    258. Ship and Boat Captains
    259. Ship Engineers
    260. Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
    261. Skin Care Specialists
    262. Slaughterers and Meat Packers
    263. Social and Human Service Assistants
    264. Social Science Research Assistants
    265. Solderers and Brazers
    266. Sound Engineering Technicians
    267. Statement Clerks
    268. Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
    269. Statistical Assistants
    270. Stonemasons
    271. Storage and Distribution Managers
    272. Structural Iron and Steel Workers
    273. Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
    274. Subway and Streetcar Operators
    275. Surgical Technologists
    276. Surveying Technicians
    277. Talent Directors
    278. Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
    279. Tapers
    280. Teacher Assistants
    281. Team Assemblers
    282. Technical Directors/Managers
    283. Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
    284. Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
    285. Tellers
    286. Tile and Marble Setters
    287. Tire Repairers and Changers
    288. Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
    289. Tour Guides and Escorts
    290. Transportation Managers
    291. Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
    292. Tree Trimmers and Pruners
    293. Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
    294. Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services
    295. Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
    296. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
    297. Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
    298. Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators
    299. Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
    300. Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
  9. Index