America's Top 100 Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree: Great Jobs With a Promising Future


Many of today's jobs don't require an expensive four-year degree. A lot of the jobs require apprenticeship experiences or only require a few months of specialized training. This book is organized by 10 major occupational fields identifying 100 high demand jobs.

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Many of today's jobs don't require an expensive four-year degree. A lot of the jobs require apprenticeship experiences or only require a few months of specialized training. This book is organized by 10 major occupational fields identifying 100 high demand jobs.

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Examining the New Economy from the perspective of job seekers facing an uncertain future, America's Top 100 Jobs for People Without A Four-Year Degreeidentifies jobs that offer excellent opportunities for non-college graduates in a variety of industries and occupational fields.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570232145
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Best Jobs in the New Economy 1
The New Boom/Bust/Offshored Economy 1
The College Track to Career Success 3
The New World of Safe Jobs 5
Sailing Into an Uncertain Future 6
Key Success Factors 7
Welcome to the Talent-Driven Economy 8
What We Know and Don't Know 9
Good Guesses and Feeling Good 10
Patterns, Trends, and Your Future 16
2 Prepare for the Future 18
Take Charge of Your Future 19
Test Your Future Careering Capabilities 19
Prepare for Uncertainty 22
Forecast the Future 23
Tomorrow's Economy 24
The Coming Job Transformation 25
You in Tomorrow's New World of Work 26
Choose the Right Resources 26
Empower Yourself 27
3 The Top 100 Jobs 29
The Hottest Jobs 30
The 100 Best 30
Key Resources 33
4 Medical and Health Care Jobs 35
Great Opportunities 35
Good Pay and Promising Growth 36
Coming Changes 37
Top Jobs 38
Biomedical Equipment Technicians 38
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 42
Dental Assistants 44
Dental Hygienists 46
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 48
Dialysis Technicians 49
Dietetic Technicians 51
Dispensing Opticians 52
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists 53
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 55
Licensed Practical Nurses 56
Massage Therapists 58
Medical Assistants 59
Medical Laboratory Technicians 61
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 63
Medical Secretaries 64
Medical Transcriptionists 65
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 67
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 69
Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians 70
Pedorthists 72
Pharmacy Technicians 73
Phlebotomy Technicians 75
Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides 76
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides 77
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 79
Recreational Therapists 80
Registered Nurses (RNs) 82
Respiratory Therapists 84
Surgical Technologists 85
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 87
5 Computer and Internet Jobs 89
Hot Career Fields 89
The Education Imperative 90
Internet Opportunities 91
Growing and Declining Jobs 91
Computer-Control Programmers and Operators 92
Computer Programmers 94
Computer Service Technicians 97
Computer Support Specialists and System Administrators 99
Web Developer 101
Webmaster 102
6 Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Jobs 105
Drafters 106
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers 107
Electricians 109
Engineering Technicians 112
Laser Technicians 114
Marine Service Technicians 115
Science Technicians 116
Semiconductor Technicians 118
7 Government, Legal, and Public Safety Jobs 120
Correctional Officers 121
Court Reporters 124
Firefighters 127
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 130
Private Detectives and Investigators 133
8 Building and Construction Jobs 136
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons 137
Carpenters 139
Construction and Building Inspectors 141
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers and Tapers 143
Glaziers 146
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 148
Insulation Workers 150
Painters and Paperhangers 152
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 154
Sheet Metal Workers 157
Structural and Reinforcing Iron and Metal Workers 159
9 Sports, Entertainment, and Media Jobs 162
Actors 163
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 165
Artists and Related Workers 168
Broadcasters and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators 170
Designers 173
Desktop Publishers 176
Gaming Services 178
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers 180
Photographers 183
Public Relations Specialists 185
Recreation and Fitness Workers 187
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors 190
10 Travel and Hospitality Jobs 193
A Special Example 194
A Huge Rebounding Industry 194
A Challenged Industry 195
The Industry and Its Many Players 197
Having the Right Stuff 198
Positives and Negatives 199
A highly Segmented and Integrated Industry 199
Airline Industry 201
Air Traffic Controller 208
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 210
Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers 212
Chefs, Cooks, and Food Preparation Workers 215
Cruise Line Jobs 218
Flight Attendants 223
Food and Beverage Service Workers 225
Hotel Managers and Assistants 228
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 229
Restaurant and Food Service Managers 231
Tour Operators and Guides 233
11 Business, Sales, and Related Jobs 236
Advertising Sales Agents 237
Claims Examiners: Property and Casualty Insurance 238
Insurance Adjusters and Investigators 239
Insurance Sales Agents 241
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 242
Retail Salespersons 244
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 246
Travel Agents 248
12 Transportation, Maintenance, Service, and Office Jobs 251
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 252
Cargo and Freight Agents 255
Customer Service Representatives 256
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 257
Financial Clerks 260
General Maintenance and Repair Workers 261
Truck Drivers 263
Index to Jobs 266
The Authors 268
Career Resources 270
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