From careers in construction, electrical work, teaching, to even day care employment, nearly all careers now demand that employees maintain professional certification. Furthermore, for individuals new to their particular field, even jobs that do not require a four year degree now demand that applicants have met professional licensing standards.
Providing students and professionals with easy access to affordable opportunities, community colleges
are now one of the top venues for continuing education
and certifications for qualified advancement.
The Top-Paying Careers with Professional Licensure Requirements
According to DAS Human Resources, legislation was passed in 1996 that permitted the expansion of application requirements, resulting in the shift that requires many jobs to demand that all workers meet “professional licensure, degree, accreditation or certificate requirements.” While the requirements for certification and licensure may have become more stringent, data from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Census Bureau, according to CNN, assert that some of the top paying jobs
in the country are careers that do not require a four-year degree
Among the top-paying jobs are careers as an air-traffic controller, storage and distribution manager, transportation manager, and police / detective work—all of which boast of an average annual income above $60,000. The careers expand to include non-retail sales managers, real estate agents/brokers, and dental hygienists—which also average an annual income of over $58,000.
While the prospects for interested candidates in these careers are financially outstanding, CNN continues to assert: “Though a college degree is not a requirement for these positions, all require moderate to extensive on-the-job
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