UPDATED! Videos: Careers that don't require a 4-year degree

Apr 20, 2021
Video Resource, Career

We have updated this career resource to make it more user-friendly for teachers. It is now easier for teachers to quickly access short career overview video clips to help non-college bound students make a more informed career decision. It is a collection of careers that do not require a 4-year degree and of workers in the top 25% earn at least ~$55,000. 

This is one of many resources that will be used in our On-Demand release of "Alternatives to 4 Year Colleges" for the week of April 26th. 

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Thanks to Brian Page for spending 20+ hours combing through and sharing this with the community! 

He created a spreadsheet of careers that don’t require a 4 year degree, aren’t in a declining career field, and in most cases pay more than $30K. He did this for classes filled with non-college bound students and showed a 90 second career video to begin most of these classes and dubbed it "Career of the Day." He linked to the YouTube videos (click here) because the Career One Stop videos are slow, depending on the WiFi. Here's a link to the resource where Brian found these Career One Stop career summaries and videos.


Great opportunity to integrate these videos into our latest mini-unit: Alternatives to a 4-Year College 

About the Authors

Guest Post

Brian Page

Making a difference in the lives of students through financial capability is Brian’s greatest passion. He comes to NGPF after fifteen years of public school teaching where he was the ‘11 Ohio Department of Education recipient of a Milken National Educator Award, the CEE Forbes Award winner, and a Money Magazine/CNN "Money Hero". He served on the working group for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He has private school experience as a Trustee for the Cincinnati Country Day School and was a past Ohio Jump$tart President. Brian holds a BBA and M.Ed. When Brian isn’t working alongside his NGPF teammates he is likely spending time with his wife, three children, and dog; hiking, or watching Ohio State football.