The 15 Best Jobs That Don't Require a Bachelor's Degree

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By Jacquelyn Smith

If you think you need a bachelor's degree to have a respectable career, think again.

A new report by the career-guidance website CareerCast found that there are plenty of fast-growing, well-paying jobs - including dental hygienist and registered nurse - that don't require four years of college.To compile its list, CareerCast evaluated 200 professions across a variety of industries and skill levels to determine the highest-paying jobs with the best hiring outlook that don't require a bachelor's degree. It gathered data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, trade-association studies, and other sources.

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The 15 Best Jobs That Don't Require a Bachelor's Degree

Annual median salary: $28,640

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +40%

Annual median salary: $31,720 

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +13%

Annual median salary: $34,160

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +22%

Annual median salary: $35,170

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +11%

Annual median salary: $35,330

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +12%

Annual median salary: $39,940

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +24%

Annual median salary: $43,640

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +21%

Annual median salary: $46,990

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +17%

Annual median salary: $48,900

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +17%

Annual median salary: $49,840

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +20%

Annual median salary: $55,870

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +19%

Annual median salary: $61,370

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +6%

Annual median salary: $62,500

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +20%

Annual median salary: $65,470

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +19%

Annual median salary: $70,210

Projected hiring outlook by 2022: +33%

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