Fast Growing Jobs that Don’t Require a College Degree

By | September 20, 2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that over 20 million new jobs will be added by the year 2020; however, some jobs are clearly growing faster than others. Following is a look at some careers with exponential job growth that don’t require a college degree to pursue.

Personal Care and Home Health Aides

Job growth in this field is set between 69% and 70%, making it the fastest-growing job market in the United States. In some states you only need on the job training while other states require some formal training from a community college, vocational school or home health care agency.


Masonry jobs are set to increase by over 60% up to the year 2020. You can either learn the trade via an apprenticeship or receive some formal training at a local vocational or technical school. Green construction skills are set to be in particularly high demand so make sure you choose a line of work or study opportunities that provide you with skills in this line of work.

Event Planning

While many employers prefer to work with those who hold a bachelor’s degree, you do not necessarily need such a degree to be successful in this field. Start your own company, get CMP accreditation and gain valuable experience by offering to plan small charitable events for your church and/or local charities. Job growth in this field is currently set at over 43%.


Job growth in this field is set at over 42% and translators who can speak commonly translated languages such as Portuguese, Italian, French, German and Spanish are set to be in demand both now and in the future. While a bachelor’s degree can help you get ahead in this field, it is not always necessary.

If you don’t have the time or financial resources to get a college education, take heart. If you are willing to work hard, you can find financially rewarding work in these and other fields.

One thought on “Fast Growing Jobs that Don’t Require a College Degree

  1. James R Dickson

    Currently contracted to Duke Energy through asplundh tree. I’m a Foreperson and have been on job for 19yrs also worked at Food Lion for 81/2 yrs, was a grocery manager.
    I’m 52 and climb trees for a living!


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