If college isn’t for you, here are a few of the highest-earning career paths that you can consider after high school.
Whether it be for financial or personal reasons, some high schoolers will find that obtaining a four-year bachelor’s degree isn't the best option. If this sounds like you, you may be wondering what types of high-paying jobs are available to those without college degrees. While there are tons of fulfilling career options, here are a few of the highest-earning career paths that you may want to consider as you plan for life after graduation.
If you're interested in technology, becoming a web developer could be a perfect career option. While some web developers pursue an associate's degree in graphic design or computer programming, many are self-trained. Many web developers work as freelancers, so it's an excellent option for anyone looking for flexibility in their career.
If you're interested in business, entrepreneurship could be for you! If you are creative and motivated, the options for charting your own path as an entrepreneur are endless. With persistence, you can break into the market and make a great living and pursue your distinct talents and interests.
If you are interested in health, you may be attracted to becoming a dental hygienist or a certified nurses' assistant. While both jobs require you to pursue a post-high-school certification, they don't need an associate's or bachelor's degree. Thus, they're great ways to be in health care without taking on college or medical school debt.
These are just a few high-paying careers that don’t require a four-year degree. Stride Career Prep offers 5 career pathway programs in IT, Business, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Agriculture to get you started on your way!
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