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  • I Don't Have a College Degree: Is There a Fulfilling Job Out There for Me? Situation

    OKLAHOMA CITY - October 07, 2019




    Finding a Dream Job Without a College Degree

    For those without a college degree, the job search can be especially daunting. A job might seem perfect for 10-7-2019-No College Degree you until you see that it requires a college degree.

    Luckily, there are numerous rewarding jobs that don't require a four-year college degree, although some of them do require certain certifications or trade school degrees.

    Here are our recommendations on finding a fulfilling job without a college degree.

    Apply Anyway

    If you have the experience and qualifications necessary noted in the job description, but not the degree, just apply anyway. Although the application might take a bit of time, the recruiter might consider you because of your relevant work experience and skills.

    Check Out Job Genius

    As a staffing company, Express Employment Professionals places more than 500,000 job seekers into jobs each year.

    These jobs include stable, well-paid positions for workers without college degrees, and several are featured in Job Genius, Express' free job-focused educational video series. Some of these include:

    • CNC Operator  : Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Operators create and oversee the machine tools or equipment that are used to cut or process plastic, metal, or other materials.  Median Pay: $44,950 per year.
    • Electrical Contractor  : Electrical Contractors install everything that uses electricity, including lighting, air conditioning, machinery, and more. Median Pay: $55,190 per year.
    • Welder  : Welders work in a variety of industries, joining pieces of metal together to create strong and reliable parts.


    Consider Your Passions

    What do you love to do? If it's helping to heal others, you don't have to be a doctor or nurse. You can be a hospice aide or orderly. If you love teaching, you can be a teacher's aide, a daycare worker, or a tutor. If you love driving, consider a career as a semi-truck driver. Discover your passion and your career can follow. 

    Call Express

    If there's a job you're looking for, or if you'd like more information about jobs you can get without a college degree, Express Employment Professionals can help. Use our  online officelocator  to find an Express office near you or  register online.