Ten in-demand jobs that don't need a degree

Researchers at Microsoft’s professional social network site, LinkedIn, have identified ten job roles with the greatest number of vacancies and steady growth over the past four years.

Importantly, these are job roles that also pay a decent wage and have skills that can be learned without committing to a university degree.[1] 

  1. Software Developer
  2. Sales Representative
  3. Project Manager
  4. Network Administrator
  5. Customer Service Specialist
  6. Digital Marketing Specialist
  7. IT Support Technician
  8. Data Analyst
  9. Financial Analyst
  10. Graphic Designer 

For each of these job roles, certifications are a powerful asset for job seekers and those looking to advance in an existing role.

More than half of IT decision-makers believe the main benefit of certified individuals is their ability to close organisational skills gaps seen in an ever-changing environment. It also showed certifications helped make hiring easier, helping job seekers stand out.[1] 

At Pitman Training, we’re proud to work with globally recognised certification bodies such as CompTIA and the Digital Marketing Institute to support our students to gain both skills and qualifications that enable them to access these in-demand job roles.

If you're #notgoingtouni or looking for a change of career, these career paths offer the opportunity to quickly gain in-demand skills and globally recognised certifications.

Crucially, with accelerated training programmes, skills can be gained within months rather than years meaning you'll be job ready and earning far ahead of those students choosing the university route.

[1] Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, 2019.

[1] LinkedIn Economic Graph. June 2020