Five Careers That Don’t Require a College Degree
For a large number of people college/university has been a predictable path in their lives from the time when they were
young. Most people plan on going to college, getting a degree, working till they are 65, and joyfully retiring with a
swarm of grandkids to spend their entire remaining time with.
Alas, life doesn’t work out the way we usually thought to ourselves. Life over and over again surprises and confuses us,
and for some people, college is out of the picture and instantaneous funds are a necessity. There are so many reasons
people need immediate funds. Students, for example, may need it for buying of handouts and so many more.
Moreover, you’ll also need to have basic knowledge of the respective careers you want to dive into. If you are dreaming of
becoming a Fashion Designer, you should at least learn a skill that is under it such as tailoring. So it’s always good
idea to learn a skill and also get a College Degree.
When you’re starting your career in any field of your choice, you probably have high hopes but don’t really know what to
However, for those who want to go for a career that doesn’t require a college degree, here are five careers that can still
provide decent pay on daily basis.
If you don’t have degree yet, and you are looking for a career to dive, then a barber or a hairdresser may be a good first
choice. Barbers and Hairdressers are required to get some training for some months, but once you get the hang of it then
the job itself is very easy.
Even if barbing and hairdressing takes a lot of time, it still a relatively good career to dive if you aren’t downgrading
yourself. You can see the average price a barber is able to charge abroad and here. As you can see, they can make upwards
of $40 an hour as long as they stay busy in the state-side. Likewise here, if you are in a very high place like VI or
Ikoyi, you should able to get like 5k per cut on average.
If this career interests you it is often a good idea to start at a hair school or just learn from a professional barber or
hairdresser, upgrade your service, and then start doing your own private clients. You can make a lot more once you have a
list of people that trust you and you don’t have to split your earnings with a salon owner.
Well, I would say this is probably one of the top careers you can dive in even if you don’t have any university or college
Blogging, which is now a part of daily lives today, actually took a while to catch on before becoming extremely
successful, all but overnight. Blogging have become one of the major business people are diving to in a recent years due
to its successful result and response all over the world which includes Nigeria.
Even if blogging has been around the world for some time now, only in recent times did Nigerians start taking it
earnestly? At the moment, the rate at which Nigerians are creating blogs is increasing every single day. And this is due
to the general belief of people that blogging is a well-paid online business that could be an authentic money generator
However, the belief that blogging is a profitable business didn’t just strike Nigerians by chance because many are now
making it real even though recently the amount of people blogging has increased drastically which makes the competition
hard for new bloggers. Blogging should be your second choice if you are looking for career with no degree requirements.
This is similar to Blogging since it also deals with tech and internet. It’s just that two in ten people in tech will dive
into programming as career since it isn’t something you can learn in two months or so.
Programming is different from other careers in tech since you need to have deep knowledge and experience in one popular
language of your choice. Developing knowledge and experience in one language takes years not just one or two.
If you want to dive in to programming career, you must have basic knowledge in computer, internet and deep knowledge in
any language of your choice. Be ready to be get bored if you want to dive into developing careers and also spend a lot of
time looking for a semi-colon “;” that isn’t lost. You must be able to understand written instructions. When solving
problems and making decisions, you should know how to weigh all your options so you can choose the best one.
You don’t have to be employed by any company before you can start your career as a developer. Even if your chances of
getting a job as a computer programmer will be better if you earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or
information systems. Some employers will even hire you if you have a degree in another subject such as accounting, finance
and business, as long as you have taken computer science classes.
But since you can easily put yourself on a marketplace like Fiverr or Freelancer, you can help clients develop web app if
you are web developer or write apps if you are software developer. You don’t need any company employment, if you are good in what you are doing.
No degree is needed to pursue this career, but a potential tailor can improve his/her skills by attending tailoring and
alterations classes. Apprenticeships under experienced tailors are available in every corner in Nigeria. Informal training
while working for a tailor is usually sufficient.
Tailors usually work with patterns and free-hand to cut, sew, design and repair garments especially mens suits and
clothing. They must have excellent cutting and sewing technique and be able to provide quality work. Tailors may also
fulfil individual customer orders or fit customers at retail establishments.
A talented and experienced tailor can often find employment in nearly any town or city. Clothing manufacturers, for
instance, might hire tailors to help ensure that the garments that are made fit the majority of people. Retail clothing
shops and upscale clothing boutiques also hire tailors, as do fashion designers and patternmakers.
Some tailors might also consider opening their own shops.
If you need instantaneous cash, this may not be the best option for you since it takes time to even realize half of the
capital you invested for the first time. Even though, many entrepreneurs do not have college degrees, and instead have a
lot of passion and desire. Being an entrepreneur is a great career path for anybody with a passion for something that can
be monetized, and who doesn’t enjoy working a 9-5 schedule. You have the liberty to decide, compared to be restrained in a
company. You have the freedom to do almost anything you want.
One of the best parts of being an entrepreneur is that there are nearly endless possibilities. Some entrepreneurs may find
something they are good at and go into consulting. Others learn a skill such as web design or online marketing and build a
list of clients who they can help and provide their services to.
Haven’t you be seeing how very often we come to be familiar with about a new online store being developed by a group of
youngsters? It all usually begins at a small home office; these self-motivated individuals are writing success stories
which are changing the way entrepreneur was perceived usually.
Recently, entrepreneurship has become one of the most popular subjects being pursued by college students who plan to
become their own boss in the future.
Being an entrepreneur means you must be willing to take risks, plan, streamline, organize and control a new business
venture in ever evolving and competitive global marketplace.
Entrepreneurs are the dreamers who are stimulated by the desire to pioneer, lead, innovate and invent great technologies
In case you still have some time before you need the immediate cash, and you have a skill set that you think businesses
could use to succeed, then try being an entrepreneur. There are tons of online resources and people who are willing to
tutor those trying to set their own path in entrepreneur.