Dec 16, 2016 06:03 AM EST

Job Hacks: Top 4 Jobs In 2017 That Doesn't Require A College Degree

2017 is approaching and there are still a lot of job-seekers looking to land a job. The unemployment rate is rising and more people are entering the job pool. There are actually lots of jobs out there but the thing is, people don't know where to look for them. Most jobs require college degrees and this is what most people apply for. There are good paying jobs that don't require college degrees and here are the top 4 jobs in 2017.

Dental Hygienist

If you're someone who wants to be in the field of dentistry but just can't afford a college degree, there's still a way. According to Career Cast, the average income of a dental hygienist would be roughly around $68 thousand. This job wouldn't require a college degree but it would require a lot of training.


The field of sales is vast and there are lots of job opportunities that would perfectly suit a jobseeker's skills and capabilities. The income average is $87 thousand with an employment growth of 25.00%. According to WTOP, there are different opportunities for sales like account executives, account managers and client services coordinators.

Web Developer/ Computer-related Jobs

Most jobs are done online nowadays and if you just have a computer and a stable internet connection, you can easily land a job. If you have a background in the field of information technology, there are job opportunities that don't need college degrees. From data scientists, product managers and web developers, there are lots of choices to select from.

Skill Trades

Trade jobs are probably the most taken for granted jobs but in reality, there are lots of companies that would pay well for these jobs. Most companies would even pay $60 thousand to $100 thousand for these blue-collared jobs. You could be an electrician, plumber, truck driver or whatever job you prefer. There are lots of companies that would offer free training if you can meet standard requirements.

It's not that hard to look for a job and all you need is patience and the knowledge where to look for one. These top 4 jobs in 2017 that don't require college degrees are a good start for your search.

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