10 Best Jobs that don’t require a College Degree
We can all agree that a 4 year college degree is not for everyone—whether you have a family to support or prefer not to rack-up school debt, sometimes a bachelor’s degree is not an option. However, it seems like these days it’s almost impossible to get a good paying job without a bachelor’s degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent unemployment report, people with only a high school diploma earn on average half as much as those with a college degree.
Thanks to the website, Simply Hired, offering career ideas to those without a higher education, a new study has been published in The Chicago Tribune: The 10 Best Jobs that don’t require a College Degree. They took into account reported median salary, projected job growth, and the potential career path of the profession. Among the list includes massage therapist.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapy employment will grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022—adding close to 30,000 more professionals to this field, more than any other occupational growth. With the increasing demand for massage services, massage therapists have more career options than ever.
Besides working in traditional spas & resorts—which offer massage as a form of comfort and relaxation, massage practitioners are now transitioning into private practice. In 2012, 46 percent of massage therapists were self-employed, either traveling to clients’ homes or offices, or opening their own offices. In addition, sports teams, chiropractic offices, wellness centers, medical clinics, hospitals, and fitness centers are relying on massage therapy to treat their clients.
If you’ve considered a career in massage therapy, now—more than ever—is the time to take the first step: give The Soma Institute a call to find out about your future as a clinical massage therapist! Find out more about their program by calling an Admissions Representative at 1-800-694-5314. A new career is waiting for you!