In COLLEGE AND CAREER

College is a great thing.

But it isn’t for everyone.  If you are seeking alternative ways to pursue job opportunities without a traditional 4 year degree, here are a listing of jobs that can help you on your path.

Dental Hygienist 

A dental hygienist is a healthcare professional who work along side of dentists to care for patients.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay is $74k annually.  Dental hygienist usually hold an associate’s degree and obtain a license.  It is expected this job will continue to see growth in the future. 

Postmasters

A postmaster is an individual who oversees the entire distribution of mail in a certain area. The postmaster is responsible for supervising staff, ensuring mail is delivered and managing retail operations at post offices.  The pay range can average $7k.  Some research have shown the pay can be as high as $91k per year.  Individuals are often hired internally, therefore it is important to apply with US Postal Service if you are interested in seeking this path.  

Pilots

Want to soar your wings? What better way!!  A pilot is a licensed individual who directs flight controls.  Whether private or commercial flights, pilots are responsible to operate aircrafts. The average pay for pilots are $130k.  Pilots are required to obtain their licenses and attend flight school. 

Certified Heavy Equipment Operator

A heavy equipment operator operates construction equipment, such as forklifts, backhoes, vehicles and more.  The average pay is $63k per year and can range up to $73k per year.  An individual is required to obtain a license and attend vocational courses.  However, a college degree isn’t required. 

 

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