5 Careers that Don’t Require a University Degree
Spend less time with your head in books, and more time in an industry made for you.
Take a look at our top 5 career picks – Bachelors (degree) need not apply.
Allied Health Assistant
If you’re looking for a hands-on profession that offers you security, diversity and the opportunity to progress, allied health can open doors into a myriad of careers. Opportunities expand across hospitals, schools, care homes, private practices and community health centres, with in-demand skills required in positions across the world. If this sounds like you, gain the skills you need to work effectively alongside nurses, dentists, physios and speech pathologists as an Allied Health Assistant.
To work effectively in allied health, you need to have specialised knowledge and training. There are a certain number of traits you need to refine, including communication, medical terminology and work health and safety protocols.
Begin your career with the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
If you want a rewarding career that plays a vital role in shaping the minds of young people, becoming a Childcare Worker is ideal for you.
Whether you’re starting in an entry level role or working your way up to a Centre Manager, there are a number of skills a Childcare Worker needs to obtain in order to work effectively and efficiently. Using positive body language, remaining calm and patient, mirroring children’s’ energy, ensuring responsibility and engaging in playfulness will all help in creating a fun and educational learning environment to help develop young minds.
Begin your career with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
The health industry is booming at the moment, so it comes as no surprise that Dental Assistant are in high demand. As an Assistant you will be assisting in cleaning patients’ teeth, taking dental impressions, maintaining sterile work conditions and educating patients on the importance of good dental health.
Undertaking a combination of hands-on activities and office management will ensure a stimulating work environment, and will provide the perfect start to a long-term career in health.
Begin your career with the Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Supporting a high level Executive, CEO or Company Manager, an Executive Assistant (EA) is the go-to for all business-related tasks that require organising, scheduling and follow-up. If the boss has to be somewhere, it’s an EA’s job to ensure they are there on time, and briefed on what’s going to be discussed, who they are meeting with, and what day of the week it is.
As an EA, broad knowledge of e-commerce, health and safety, public relations, business and project management is a big plus. As you’ll be expected to interact with all company departments (and possibly even other people’s company departments), it’s essential you understand the basis of how they operate. This means alongside your experience in being an Executive Assistant, you will also gain a wealth of additional industry knowledge.
Begin your career with the Certificate IV in Business Administration
If you’ve got the gift of the gab, chances are you also have the power of persuasion – two elements essential to sales success. As a Sales Representative, you’ll be building relationships with clients by establishing and initiating communication, successfully selling products or services and maintaining a high level of professional customer contact.
If you’re good at sweet talking, chances are you’ll be heading home with a whole lot of commission to boot. Not bad for a day’s work.
Begin your career with the Certificate III in Customer Engagement