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

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

by Ron Krannich, Caryl Krannich



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America's Top 100 Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree: Great Jobs With a Promising Future by Ron Krannich, Caryl Krannich

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570232145
Publisher: Impact Publications VA
Publication date: 07/15/2004
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1The Best Jobs in the New Economy1
The New Boom/Bust/Offshored Economy1
The College Track to Career Success3
The New World of Safe Jobs5
Sailing Into an Uncertain Future6
Key Success Factors7
Welcome to the Talent-Driven Economy8
What We Know and Don't Know9
Good Guesses and Feeling Good10
Patterns, Trends, and Your Future16
2Prepare for the Future18
Take Charge of Your Future19
Test Your Future Careering Capabilities19
Prepare for Uncertainty22
Forecast the Future23
Tomorrow's Economy24
The Coming Job Transformation25
You in Tomorrow's New World of Work26
Choose the Right Resources26
Empower Yourself27
3The Top 100 Jobs29
The Hottest Jobs30
The 100 Best30
Key Resources33
4Medical and Health Care Jobs35
Great Opportunities35
Good Pay and Promising Growth36
Coming Changes37
Top Jobs38
Biomedical Equipment Technicians38
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians40
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians42
Dental Assistants44
Dental Hygienists46
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers48
Dialysis Technicians49
Dietetic Technicians51
Dispensing Opticians52
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists53
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics55
Licensed Practical Nurses56
Massage Therapists58
Medical Assistants59
Medical Laboratory Technicians61
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians63
Medical Secretaries64
Medical Transcriptionists65
Nuclear Medicine Technologists67
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides69
Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians70
Pharmacy Technicians73
Phlebotomy Technicians75
Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides76
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides77
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians79
Recreational Therapists80
Registered Nurses (RNs)82
Respiratory Therapists84
Surgical Technologists85
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians87
5Computer and Internet Jobs89
Hot Career Fields89
The Education Imperative90
Internet Opportunities91
Growing and Declining Jobs91
Computer-Control Programmers and Operators92
Computer Programmers94
Computer Service Technicians97
Computer Support Specialists and System Administrators99
Web Developer101
6Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Jobs105
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers107
Engineering Technicians112
Laser Technicians114
Marine Service Technicians115
Science Technicians116
Semiconductor Technicians118
7Government, Legal, and Public Safety Jobs120
Correctional Officers121
Court Reporters124
Paralegals and Legal Assistants130
Private Detectives and Investigators133
8Building and Construction Jobs136
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons137
Construction and Building Inspectors141
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers and Tapers143
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers148
Insulation Workers150
Painters and Paperhangers152
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters154
Sheet Metal Workers157
Structural and Reinforcing Iron and Metal Workers159
9Sports, Entertainment, and Media Jobs162
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers165
Artists and Related Workers168
Broadcasters and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators170
Desktop Publishers176
Gaming Services178
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers180
Public Relations Specialists185
Recreation and Fitness Workers187
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors190
10Travel and Hospitality Jobs193
A Special Example194
A Huge Rebounding Industry194
A Challenged Industry195
The Industry and Its Many Players197
Having the Right Stuff198
Positives and Negatives199
A highly Segmented and Integrated Industry199
Airline Industry201
Air Traffic Controller208
Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians210
Airline Pilots and Flight Engineers212
Chefs, Cooks, and Food Preparation Workers215
Cruise Line Jobs218
Flight Attendants223
Food and Beverage Service Workers225
Hotel Managers and Assistants228
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks229
Restaurant and Food Service Managers231
Tour Operators and Guides233
11Business, Sales, and Related Jobs236
Advertising Sales Agents237
Claims Examiners: Property and Casualty Insurance238
Insurance Adjusters and Investigators239
Insurance Sales Agents241
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents242
Retail Salespersons244
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing246
Travel Agents248
12Transportation, Maintenance, Service, and Office Jobs251
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics252
Cargo and Freight Agents255
Customer Service Representatives256
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants257
Financial Clerks260
General Maintenance and Repair Workers261
Truck Drivers263
Index to Jobs266
The Authors268
Career Resources270

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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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