Career Switch: 7 Options That Don’t Require New Degree


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Oftentimes, when things aren’t working, it’s time for a change. And the same applies to your professional life. Maybe the path you’re taking no longer suits your needs or desires. You may be in a career rut and looking for a change, but not willing —or can’t afford —to get a whole new college degree?

Well, check out a few options that require no new school enrollment, just a bit of legwork and finesse:

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists manipulate muscles to help clients get rid of aches and pains.

What you need: Massage therapists usually complete a program that requires around 500 hours of study and experience. However, requirements vary by state, so check out your local standards before committing to a class. Preparing for this career can be a good side project while holding down a day job.

Interested? Check out this list of massage programs near you.

Average salary: $35,000

Energy Consultant

Energy consultants (also known as energy auditors) inspect buildings and homes to help save energy by finding areas of inefficiency.

What you need: For this job, engineering or construction know-how is helpful, but certainly not essential. You should get certified, which usually involves a six-week training course.

Average salary: $65,000

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