There are a lot of ways to handle the high cost of a college education. Most experts agree that the cost will be made up over the life of a career by higher-paying jobs that require that college degree. But maybe you aren’t sure it’s worth it. Or maybe you just can’t afford college right now and aren’t sure you ever will.
The truth is, college isn’t for everyone. But just because you don’t have a college education doesn’t mean you can’t find any a job with good pay. We did some research using the Occupational Employment Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics and found several good careers that don’t require a college degree. Some require training or a two-year associate degree, which still cost far less than a four-year bachelor’s degree.