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how to almost surely get a good job without going to college if you don’t want collage dept?

i want a good job but don’t want to go to collage cause i don’t want to be in dept from it

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Doc’s Answer

Rayanna we've been told traditionally that you need a four-year degree to land a high salary job. But for many, due to limited finances or other personal circumstances, this is not possible. The good news is that you can still secure your career and earn a high, stable income, even without obtaining a degree.

COMMERCIAL PILOT - Fly various planes or helicopters for commercial purposes. The exact type of work varies, as they can be cargo pilots, airline pilots, tour pilots, ferry pilots, flight instructors and more. Commercial pilots don't need college degrees, as the main educational requirement is a private pilot certificate that can be obtained in one year.

REAL ESTATE AGENT - Represent either of the two involved parties in the sale or rental of a real estate property. They can specialize in sales or rentals, but also in residential homes, office space, warehouse space and land sales. A real estate agent uses their knowledge of a local market to understand the needs of both parties involved in a sale or a rental and mediate a deal. The pay is usually commission-based, and the only educational requirement is a high-school education.

POLICE OFFICER - Law enforcement is a demanding, exciting and rewarding career. Obviously, it’s pretty straightforward: Protect those under your care, get the bad guys, and solve the case. Most positions do not require anything beyond a high school diploma, but certain positions prefer hiring candidates with an associate or bachelor’s degree, so going back to college might be worth it.

DENTAL HYGIENIST - While cleaning teeth may not be for everyone, dental hygienists get a chance to impact their patients’ lives by take caring of their oral health. They screen patients, take x-rays, remove plaque from teeth, and counsel patients about good hygiene and nutrition habits. Most programs take three years to complete, and you must pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam in order to practice.

WEB DEVELOPER - Design websites and write code for both the function and appearance of the site. They create the visual interface for website pages, incorporate graphics and banners, develop features and applications to integrate into the site, update website content and troubleshoot user issues. Web developers also gather data about user traffic, load times and other metrics from the website and make adjustments to improve the user experience.

What constitutes a good job is a personal decision. For many, a desirable job means a good paycheck. Compensation is significant, but it’s not the only factor to consider when making career decisions Rayanna.
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DUSTIN’s Answer

Hi Rayanna! There's a world of opportunities waiting for you, and one fantastic option is Verizon. Working here has been a rewarding experience with plenty of chances to climb the ladder and earn a good income. The best part? You don't necessarily need a college degree. But if you're keen on pursuing higher education, some roles at Verizon even offer college tuition assistance. So, you can get your degree without the burden of hefty student loans.

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Jessica’s Answer

Hi Rayanna! There are many options out there that don't require a college degree. My husband didn't go to college and has found a successful career in sales for DocuSign, the e-Signature company out of San Fransisco. My follow up question for you would be what are you interested in pursuing? Think about what are your greatest strengths. If you want to take a quick test that can help you identify some of those strengths, try https://test.high5test.com/ it will take you 15 minutes and its free!
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Susan’s Answer

Dear Rayanna,

You don't necessarily need to attend an expensive college to earn your degree. Many community colleges now offer four-year degrees. Additionally, you can apply for grants, which are funds awarded by the state that you don't have to repay. This is a type of financial aid, and your guidance counselor can assist you in finding where to apply.

If college isn't your preference, consider a trade or technical school. Depending on your current grade or school, there may be an option to attend a trade school. The courses and certifications differ from school to school, but you could earn a certificate in fields like cosmetology, personal training, construction, plumbing, and early childhood development, among others. The best part is that these classes are included in your education, so you won't have to pay extra for them.

If you're a senior, you might want to explore other careers that require some education, typically a nine-month course. These could also be funded by grants. Consider looking into healthcare certifications, such as radiology.

If none of the above options appeal to you, your next step would be to look for entry-level jobs that don't require experience. These jobs usually have lower starting salaries, but as you gain experience and skills, you can progress. I recommend browsing job sites like Indeed to get a sense of which jobs require college degrees or certifications, which are entry-level, and what the starting salaries are.
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