The best jobs without a college degree

Published: Thursday, May 17 2012 8:55 a.m. MDT

#20 - Cosmetologist Next » 1 of 20 « Prev
Michael Brandy, Deseret News
Average starting salary: $16,000

Income growth: 163%

Employment growth: 15.70%

Working with skin, hair and nails is a cosmetologist's forte. Most cosmetologists work primarily with washing, cutting, dying or styling hair. They can also give facials or demonstrations on hair and makeup.
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Orem, UT

I thought Dental hygienist required some education...it helps for web developer, too :)

Cedar Hills, UT

Don't confuse Web Developer with Software Engineer. Web Developers are typically young guys age 21 - 29 who took a few college classes , bought a MAC and spent 24/7 hacking on the latest web technologies (web page design). Their MAC is scared to them and it is usually their ONLY hobby. Web Developers hate design patterns and any lack any sort of real discipline in programming. They are usually very bright but need lots of supervision. Software Engineers have CS or EE degrees and are true engineers. Much broader understanding of software engineering practices as a whole much more disciplined in programming as well.

Salt Lake City, UT

Um, you don't need a bachelors degree, but hairstylist and cosmotology require training equivalent to an associates.

Mchenry, IL

They do require post secondary educationa and certification. An associates is a college degree.

Layton, UT

Ironically, A CS bachelors and a web developer make about the same in starting pay. It's their enthusiasm that, while perhaps undisciplined, often makes them more productive than the CS grads who are so obsessed with creating the proper object models, templates and properly structuring their programs that they never actually produce anything useful.

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