5 Surprising Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelors' Degree

You might worry that if you don't earn your Bachelors Degree, you have no chance at landing a solid career job that will provide financial stability. We're here to tell you that you're wrong - but we mean it in the best way. 😏 Here are five great jobs you can get with a two-year degree or certificate from local institutions in Southeast Texas. 

1. Administrative Assistant 

Administrative Assistants are often employed by legal and medical offices, government agencies, schools, hospitals, and private enterprises. Their main duties include office tasks such as filling, creating reports and presentations, preparing meetings, and maintaining inventory supplies within the office. A high school education is generally the requirement for this position and the best fit would be for individuals who have excellent communication and organizationals skills. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of an Administrative Assistant is $38,880. If you'd like to go to school for this title, LIT offers an Office Administration Technology Certificate that can be completed in as little as one year.

2. Computer Support Specialist 

Technology is literally changing every day, presenting tremendous career opportunities! A Computer Support Specialist is crucial in a world where technology is so prevalent. These specialists help with computer software and equipment and are very closely associated with IT departments. An example of something a Computer Support Specialist might help with is issues with wifi, emails not going through, and working on computer equipment in businesses. Typically, an Associates Degree is preferred for this position but a high school degree can sometimes qualify as well. According to the Burea of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a Computer Support Specialist is $53,470. You can get a Computer Support Technology Certificate at LIT in one year or an Information Technology Support Specialist Associates at Lamar State College Orange.

3. Dental Hygienist 

Dental Hygienists are exceptionally well and are seeing a rise in the job market. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 11% increase in this job in the next decade. Dental Hygienists perform teeth cleanings, patient examinations for oral diseases, and other preventative dental care. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a Dental Hygienist is $74,820. So, it's safe to assume this job will definitely provide financial security for you! You can get a Dental Hygienist Certificate at LIT in two years or a Dental Assisting Certificate in three semesters at Lamar State College Orange. 

4. Electrician

It doesn't matter what industry, there is always a need for electricians. Their primary job is to install and maintain electricity and lighting. They can be employed both indoor and outdoors and often might be asked to work emergency situations. If you can pay attention to detail, have a good ability to trouble shoot issues, and like to work in different environments, a career as an electrician is the job for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of an Electrician is $55,190. You can get an Instrumentation Associates Degree at LIT in two years or an Instrumentation Technology Certificate at Lamar State College Port Arthur in two years.

5. Web Developer 

As we said earlier, technology is rapidly advancing. Websites are now crucial to any business that wants to remain relevant and competitive in its industry. Web Developers are who design, develop, and maintain websites. Some are self-employed, while others work for larger web development companies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a Web Developer is $69,430. You can get a Web Design Associates from LIT that can be completed in two years. 

We're all about seeing our members succeed at jobs that they love and will provide financial security for their future. We wish you the best in the career choice you choose - and don't forget to check out our tips on how to perfect your job interview once you start the job search!