Study Shows Well Paid Jobs Without 4-Year Degree
DAYTON — Good news for people who are looking for a job but may not have a four year college degree. A new study from Georgetown University shows 29 million jobs are available for people who have certification or an associates degree and the new jobs pay very well.Samantha Gutierrez is studying medicine at Sinclair Community College. As a mother of a new baby, Gutierrez said it was a perfect fit.”I rather get it out the way and make money as soon as possible rather than waste time,” she said.Gutierrez was stunned with she heard the results from a Georgetown University study that listed well paying jobs that require training or an associates degree.One of her interests, nurse practitioner, made the list.”I’m sort of undecided, but most likely I’m going to go into the medical field just because I know I’m definitely going to have a job,” Gutierrez stressed.The most popular jobs for people with a high school diploma and certification include: nursing assistant, commercial truck driver and insurance agent. For those with an associates degree: nurse practitioner, paralegal and coding specialist.Many of these positions have openings in the Miami Valley area. A simple Google search of nurse practitioner job openings in Dayton showed more than 100 results.The study says the average wage for these jobs is 2,000. Many pay well above 0,000.”Gotta say that makes me feel a lot smarter coming to school here then somewhere else,” said Dakota Carter.Although the study shows good news, Sinclair staff said those looking for a job should always look for ways to get more training and education.”Employers have good jobs that are out there, but you have to have the skills that are in demand. Jobs like nurses or respiratory therapists or dental techs or paralegals, even manufacturing those are jobs that require a certain skill set,” said Adam Murka, staff member from Sinclair Community College.Most jobs on the list require some type of post-secondary certificate or two year college degree.To view the study click here.