You have skills. You have knowledge.
And you can have a good careeróregardless of whether you
have a bachelorís degree. According to U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics (BLS) projections, millions of job
openings will be available between 2002 and 2012 for
people who donít have a bachelorís degree. And many of
these job openings will be in high-paying occupations.
But which occupations should you train for? Which are
expected to offer the best prospects? Read on to learn
about the occupations that are projected to have the most
openings for people who do not have a bachelorís degree
and about high-demand occupations that pay well. Learn
more about career fieldsóincluding construction,
healthcare, education, and computer workóthat are
expected to provide good opportunities for new workers.
Accompanying tables identify projected openings and 2002
earnings for occupations in each of these career fields.
As the information beginning on page 11 explains, the
data in this article are estimates. They are based on the
education levels of current workers and on projections of
future job growth. Additionally, the results assume that
future workers will have education levels similar to those
of current workers. The data provided throughout the
article, along with the resources listed at the end, can
help you decide how to pursue a career that interests you.
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