10 professions of the next decade that do not even require a Bachelor's degree
A high school diploma can get you on the fast track to success in today’s job market. But it seems accepted that higher education is turning into an expensive investment that for many people around the world continues to be unattainable.
Over the last 10 years, College costs have increased by about 25%. Student debt has increased along with other costs. This means that Americans currently owe more than $ 1.73 trillion in student loans to the state. According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are a number of jobs that no longer require a bachelor’s degree in some industries that are expected to be in high demand over the next 10 years.
Many of these jobs require a high school diploma, an associate degree, or a post-high school training certificate.
A post-secondary certificate, which is not a degree, is more or less one when it is usually completed in less than two years and actually teaches the specific skills or knowledge needed for a job. They are mostly like EMT certificates.
There are three trends that drive the growth of almost all jobs: increased demand for sustainable energy, an aging population, and a renewed interest in self-care during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wind turbine service technicians and solar photovoltaic installers are projected to be some of the fastest growing jobs of the decade thanks to the urgency of climate change and the demand for sustainable energy.
Occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, personal care assistants and physical therapist assistants will become critical roles as more people retire and become dependent on these services. In a recent analysis, the University of Southern California found that health care costs for this group are expected to be high, as this generation "is living longer, yet experiencing higher levels of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension ".
Shefi i Divizionit të Statistikave të Punës Michael Wolf tregon për CNBC se asistentët e terapistit fizik dhe ndihmësit e terapistit fizik kanë role të veçanta, të dallueshme: asistentët janë të përfshirë në mënyrë aktive në ofrimin e kujdesit për pacientët, ndërsa ndihmësit nuk përfshihen në ofrimin e kujdesit, pasi ata fokusohen në detyrat administrative si plotësimi i shkresave të zyrës.
After the isolation caused by the pandemic for the last 18 months, people are investing more in personal services like massages and self-enrichment courses, leading to increased demand for therapists and masseurs. "People are realizing that focusing and maintaining their self-care is important not only for their mental state but also for their overall well-being," says Monster career expert Vicki Salemi.
Vicki Salemi with other experts have listed the jobs that are expected to have the highest demands in the next 10 years and where practically no bachelor's degree is required.
* CNBC article, translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al.