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14 Good Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

Learn more about good jobs that don't require a college degree.

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By Dan Fastenberg

As tough as the labor market is, college grads still have an easier time than those with only a high school degree. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent—compared to a staggering 11 percent for those with only a high school diploma. Still, a new study released Tuesday shows that there are some good careers out there for those who lack a four-year degree.

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CareerCast.com, the job-portal site, compiled a list of 14 good careers that require only a high school degree (though some require additional training). The site used a variety of criteria to assess the quality of the careers, including salary, how physically demanding the positions are, and emotional factors such as the fields’ competitiveness, potential hazards and stress. Those with the lowest score received the highest ranking. CareerCast.com also looked at the potential income and employment growth for the decade ending in 2020, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm

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7 Jobs that Make the World a Better Place

A recycling truck driver is one career that can make a real difference in the world.

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By: Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder

Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’ve compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 

1. Conservation scientistConservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.*

How to become one: Conservation scientists typically need a bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field. It helps job prospects to have a degree from programs that are accredited by the Society of American Foresters and other similar organizations.

Pay: According to Economic Modeling Specialists International, conservation scientists earn a median hourly income of $ 28.28.

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2. Energy auditorWhen a building is cooled or heated, it uses energy. Buildings often leak energy, so they produce extra heat or air to compensate, which wastes more energy. Energy auditors help curb energy waste by inspecting buildings to find areas of air leakage and advising customers on how to fix and prevent leaks.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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Find a New Job on the South End Jobs Board

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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