Many people might think that is impossible to start a career if you haven’t managed to get into a college or university. But this couldn’t be more wrong. The truth is that there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who doesn’t have a degree, and any of them could be yours.
Of course, there are a few things, such as those listed below, that you need to take into consideration to ensure that a lack of certificate won’t ruin your dreams. So get your notebook or app and start writing down what you need to do next so to star a career with just a high-school diploma as fast as possible.
Tip # 1 – Find out the careers that don’t require a degree
The good news is that there are very few careers that require a degree, medicine and law being two of them. The vast majority doesn’t have any certification as mandatory and still can be one of the highest paying jobs with a high school diploma only, so you shouldn’t be stopped by it. And even those industries mentioned aren’t completely out of your league if you are willing to do some technical study and become a paralegal assistant or a nursing assistant, for example.
So, find out which careers don’t require a degree, and see if any of them is what you have been looking for. Some of the options available you can check below:
Despite the fact that there are so many IT degrees available nowadays, any tech company is willing to contract talents that never been to university. And this is especially because most of them are led by CEOs who have dropped out college or never been to one.
Real Estate Jobs
As you can imagine, most of the real estate brokers have never been to university. They rely on their own social and marketing skills, usually acquired and improve by workshops, short courses and a huge amount of persistence.
Delivery and Transport Jobs
Truck drivers, delivery drivers, school bus drivers are only a few of the jobs related to the transport and delivery industry that don’t require a degree. They can be very well-paid and be the best choice for those who love being behind the steering wheel. And it is always possible to climb up on your career with any of them, by becoming a supervisor or a manager in the future.
Tip # 2 – Improve your skills
Skills are something very different than qualifications, and it is possible to learn how to do most kinds of jobs without having been to a third-level institution. So start doing some research and try to find out what to you should know so to get the job of your dreams.
A way to d it is searching online for a job ad from your favourite company and listing which skills are expected from their employees. Yes, you might find out some qualifications being required, but just ignore it for now. Many companies will be happy to contract someone who proves to be capable of doing the job if they go well during the interview, even though they don’t have the diplomas and certificates they wished for.
Tip # 3 – Consider becoming an entrepreneur (and read about who did the same)
The business world is full of successful people who have never been to university or that have drop out from one. Sir Alan Sugar, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Richard Branson are just a few names to mention here. It is true that they made their fortunes by opening their own companies, but nothing is stopping you from doing the same.
That is to say that, in a scenario where you can’t find a job, you can always become an entrepreneur and launch your own startup. Actually, the fact that you have been rejected by some many companies could be a tip for you to realize that you are better off being your own boss – you know that many people are just not cut to be employees.
There are many reasons that might have stopped you from going to university. It might have been money or pure choice or else, but any of them should be enough to be seen as a death sentence. You still can get a highly-paid job and enjoy a successful professional career despite it just by choosing a line of work compatible with your skills.
So take your time reflecting and doing some research about what you need to know and which job match your dreams. If nothing works, you still can prove yourself as an entrepreneur. In any case, you will always be able to provide for yourself and for your loved ones even without a degree certificate hanging on your wall.