The 3 Fastest-Growing Careers Don’t Require College Degrees — Should You Still Get One?


The past spring, the US government released its list of the top 20 occupations with the highest projected employment growth through 2026. Although several of the careers on the list require college degrees, the majority of occupations don't, leaving the choice of whether to attend a four-year program up to you if you plan to pursue one of these careers.

The decision of whether attend college is a personal choice, and should be made with your interests, goals and career plans in mind, along with feedback from your family and school counselors, says Susan O'Shaughnessy, who recently finished her 25th year as a school counselor.

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