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What are the best jobs in Utah for workers without a Bachelor’s degree?

A little while back, Tyler, one of our awesome recruiters here at Your Employment Solutions wrote a blog post on the value an education can have on your career. It is true that those with more education, on average, make more income than those without.

That said, a college education simply isn’t an option for every one. Some can’t afford it and choose not to go into debt, others go numb at the idea of sitting in a boring classroom all day, and some choose to self-educate.  We’re all different, and diversity of life’s path is a beautiful thing.

So what are the best career choices for those who choose to forego college?

Fox 13 recently got together with the Utah Department of Workforce Services and did a piece on the the top 5 jobs in Utah for those without a bachelor’s degree.

Their top Utah jobs list is based on each job’s wages, stability and potential for growth.

Without further ado, here is what they reported as the best jobs in Utah:

5. Oil (or Gas) Rotary Drill Operator

Average Starting Wage: $24 an hour
Median Wage: $28 an hour
Average Annual Income: $58,240

4. Dental Hygienist

Average Starting Wage: $28 an hour
Median Wage: $33 an hour
Average Annual Income: $68,640

3. CDL Truck Driver/Transportation

Average Starting Wage: $28 an hour
Median Wage: $37 an hour
Average Annual Income: $76,960

2. Electrical Field Workers

Average Starting Wage: $30 an hour
Median Wage: $36 an hour
Average Annual Income: $74,880

1. Air Traffic Controller

Average Starting Wage: $40 an hour
Median Wage: $56 an hour
Average Annual Income: $116,480

For the full report, visit Fox13 here: Top 5 Job in Utah

The big thing I notice on this list is that while none of these jobs require a formal education, they all demand highly specific skills and/or experience. So even without a college degree, you’re going to need to put in the effort to learn the skill set required in order to be worthy of the wage.

In other words, you gotta do the work!

Or as Tyler said, if you want to earn more, learn more!

At Your Employment Solutions, our goal is to help get you a good job. We’ve been helping job seekers find jobs in Utah for almost 20 years. We do, on occasion, hire for some of the jobs featured on this list. If you’re looking for work, I invite you to visit one of our offices today!

Cheers to Utah Jobs!
Eric Nelson
Marketing Manager
Your Employment Solutions

“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson is the marketing manager at Your Employment Solutions. He likes movies. He loves sushi.

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