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Five Great Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelor's Degree

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Yahoo! Education recently listed five great jobs you can get without a bachelor’s degree. These are well-paying jobs in the growing fields of health care and computers.

The colleges of DCCCD offer what you need for four of those five great jobs. And while we don’t offer the fifth one, we do have training that might get you in the door.

Median salaries for these five careers range from nearly $60,000 to more than $70,000.
Here are the five careers:
      1. Computer Network Support Specialist – Computers are everywhere, and computer users always need support. Learn more about the computer support skills taught as part of our Computer Information Technology program, offered at each DCCCD college.
      2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer – A diagnostic medical sonographer uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of internal organs as requested by physicians to diagnose patients. It’s a competitive field but very rewarding. Learn more about the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program, offered at El Centro College.
      3. Web Developer – Web developers design, create and modify websites. Web developer skills are taught as part of our Computer Information Technology program, offered at each DCCCD college.
      4. Registered Nurse – Do you want a rewarding health care career that’s always in high demand, anywhere in the world? At DCCCD, you can earn the associate degree you need to take the licensure exam and become a registered nurse. You also can choose to specialize, though that requires additional education. Learn more about our Nursing programs.
      5. Dental Hygienist – This is one associate degree that the colleges of DCCCD don’t offer. DCCCD does offer a Dental Assisting certificate. Shannon Ydoyaga of the Health Careers Resource Center of DCCCD says an associate degree program offers more than enough training for the supportive and preventative dental work a dental hygienist performs.
Want to explore these great careers in more detail? Read the Yahoo! Education article, “Great Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelor’s Degree.”