Environmental Science Technician
Interested in a green job? You might be able to find one as an environmental science technician. While you can get on the job training, with no education, for these jobs, U.S. News and World Report points out that you should have an applied science certificate or an associate’s degree. With the right training and experience, you can make as much at $65,000, although median earnings are around $40,230.
Home Care Aide Supervisor
If you are organized and can handle directing others, you can work as a home care aide supervisor. You will be in charge of the aides that care for the disabled and elderly in their own homes. You have to be committed to quality. Some companies prefer those who act as supervisors to have some formal training as a nurse or other health care professional, but you can usually get medical assisting training, or become a RN in less than four years. CNN reports that these professionals make around $56,157 a year.
Solar Energy Installer
Another green job, a solar energy installer can make pretty good money. There has been interest lately, due to tax credits for green home improvements, and it might be a good time to get in. You will need training and certification, but AOL Jobs reports that the median salary is $44,460 a year.
One of the recession-proof careers out there is court reporter. There will always be crime, lawsuits, and a need for someone to act as a recorder while these issues or sorted out in court. Edu in Review reports that, on average, court reports can expect to earn $47,275 a year. You might need an associate’s degree and/or some professional training, but you don’t need a four-year degree.