Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree by P-JIST

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Many jobs without a four-year degree are growing and need workers. Explore 100 careers that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, assess which ones match your skills, and get the job you want quickly with this authoritative resource. In one time-saving volume, job seekers and students find everything they need to research careers; learn about pay, outlook, education, and skills needed for the 100 jobs; match their personal skills to the jobs; and take seven steps to land a good job in less time. This book provides--in alphabetical order--thorough, current, and interesting descriptions of 100 major jobs that you can obtain without four years in college. Each description is about two-to-three pages long and written as an easy-to-read narrative. A newly updated special book-within-a-book section describes the seven steps that cut job search time in half and includes sample targeted resumes by professional resume writers. A new, easy-to-use assessment matches your personal skills with the characteristics of the occupations described in the book.

This book is part of JIST’s Top Careers series, which gives job seekers, students, and others a convenient, helpful combination of career information. All books in the series offer high-quality, current labor market information--a key consideration for anyone doing career research and planning.

Audience
• Job seekers, career changers, laid-off workers, new graduates, and students doing career research, considering additional education, and preparing for their job search.
• People without four-year degrees who want to advance their careers without going back to school.
• Career counselors, trainers, and educators assisting students and job seekers.


Key Features and Benefits
• Information to learn about and land the right job—all in one resource.
• Job descriptions are written as easy-to-read narratives, about two-to-three pages long each.
• Includes a

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									Top 100 Careers Without
a Four-Year Degree
Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree
Top Careers

Author: Farr



Edition: 8
Table of Contents

Introduction
Section I: Using the Job-Match Grid to Choose a Career
Section II: Descriptions of Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree
Section III: The Quick Job Search--Seven Steps to Getting a Good Job in Less Time
Section IV: Important Trends in Jobs and Industries
Description

Many jobs without a four-year degree are growing and need workers. Explore 100 careers that don’t
require a bachelor’s degree, assess which ones match your skills, and get the job you want quickly with
this authoritative resource. In one time-saving volume, job seekers and students find everything they need
to research careers; learn about pay, outlook, education, and skills needed for the 100 jobs; match their
personal skills to the jobs; and take seven steps to land a good job in less time. This book provides--in
alphabetical order--thorough, current, and interesting descriptions of 100 major jobs that you can obtain
without four years in college. Each description is about two-to-three pages long and written as an easy-
to-read narrative. A newly updated special book-within-a-book section describes the seven steps that cut
job search time in half and includes sample targeted resumes by professional resume writers. A new,
easy-to-use assessment matches your personal skills with the characteristics of the occupations
described in the book.

This book is part of JIST’s Top Careers series, which gives job seekers, students, and others a
convenient, helpful combination of career information. All books in the series offer high-quality, current
labor market information--a key consideration for anyone doing career research and planning.

Audience
• Job seekers, career changers, laid-off workers, new graduates, and students doing career research,
considering additional education, and preparing for their job search.
• People without four-year degrees who want to advance their careers without going back to school.
• Career counselors, trainers, and educators assisting students and job seekers.


Key Features and Benefits
• Information to learn about and land the right job—all in one resource.
• Job descriptions are written as easy-to-read narratives, about two-to-three pages long each.
• Includes a brand-new assessment called the “Job-Match Grid” to help readers match their personal
skills and abilities to the jobs in the book, so that they can find those that suit them best. The
assessment also lists five “job characteristics” for each job so that you can judge if its physical demands,
working conditions, economic trends, and other factors suit you. The seven skills covered in the
assessment include artistic, communication, interpersonal, managerial, mathematics, mechanical,
science. The five job characteristics covered in the assessment are economically sensitive,
geographically concentrated, hazardous conditions, outdoor work, and physically demanding.
• Descriptions, data, and statistics are from the latest Occupational Outlook Handbook by the U.S.
Department of Labor, the most reliable and current source of career information.
• Text covers all the points important in detailed career exploration and research: nature of the work,
working conditions, job outlook through 2014, education needed, earnings, related occupations, and
additional information sources, including Web sites.
• Highly practical and effective job search information in the bonus section helps readers develop their
“skills language,” make career decisions, write resumes, get two interviews a day, dramatically improve
their interviewing skills, and learn the most effective job search methods.
• Features resume examples written by professional resume writers for jobs described in the book.
• Includes helpful information on important labor market trends.
• Provides high-quality current labor market information—a key consideration for anyone doing career
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