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Earning $50,000 - $100,000 with a High School Diploma or Less

Not everyone has to go to college in order to succeed in life! In this series, young adult readers learn about a variety of rewarding, high-paying careers that do not require college education. The books offer practical tips for landing the various jobs, as well as realistic, on-the-job expectations.

14 volumes
2014
12 & up
7th & up
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
"Each volume begins with a section titled "Careers Without College," and follows with chapters explaining the nature of the job, training needed, expected pay scale, and future of the profession."

"The books are written in a conversational tone with large font and nicely illustrated with captioned photographs."

School Library Journal
"In-depth and with insider interviews, this solid resource for high-school students addresses the tools and skills necessary for starting down the path to pet care."
Booklist
Announcer
by Christie Marlowe

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in radio or television and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career as an announcer might be right for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start working as an announcer--and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Announcers, you'll learn how to start a career in this field and what you need to succeed. Find out about the prospects for announcers in the future, how much announcers can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as an announcer.

Car Mechanic
by Christie Marlowe

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in cars and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career in car repair and maintenance might be for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start in car repair and maintenance--and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Car Mechanics, you'll learn how to start a career in auto repair and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for these careers in the future, how much car repair workers can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a car mechanic.

Chef
by Christie Marlowe

eBook Available
For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in cooking and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career as a chef may be right for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work as a chef, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year working in restaurants. In Chefs, you'll learn how to start a career in cooking and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for careers in food preparation in the future, how much chefs can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a chef.

Cosmetologist
by Christie Marlowe

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, and you are interested in hair, skin care, and makeup, a career as a cosmetologist may be right for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work in cosmetology, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year as a cosmetologist. In Cosmetologists, you'll learn how to start a career in cosmetology and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for careers in cosmetology in the future, how much workers can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a cosmetologist.

DJ
by Christie Marlowe

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in radio or music and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career as a D.J. might be for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work as a D.J., and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In D.J., you'll learn how to start a career as a radio or event D.J. and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for D.J. careers in the future, how much D.J.s can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a D.J.

Dog Groomer
by Christie Marlowe

eBook Available
For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you like working with animals and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career in dog grooming might be for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start in dog grooming and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Dog Groomer, you'll learn how to start a career in pet care and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for dog grooming careers in the future, how much pet care can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a dog groomer.

Energizing Energy Markets: Clean Coal, Shale, Oil, Wind, and Solar
by Connor Syrewicz

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or many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in green energy and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career in new energy markets might be for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work in many new energy fields, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Energizing Energy Markets: Clean Coal, Shale, Oil, Wind, Solar; you'll learn how to start a career in energy and what you need to succeed in the changing industry. Find out about the prospects for energy careers in the future, how much energy workers can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career in new energy markets like wind, solar, and natural gas.

Farming, Ranching, and Agriculture
by Connor Syrewicz

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in working on a farm and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career in agriculture might be for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work in farming, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Farming, Ranching, and Agriculture, you'll learn how to start a career in farming and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for agriculture careers in the future, how much farm workers can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career in farming

Masseur & Massage Therapist
by Connor Syrewicz

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in making others feel good and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career in massage therapy might be for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start in massage, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Masseurs & Massage Therapists, you'll learn how to start a career in massage therapy and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for massage careers in the future, how much masseurs can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a masseur or massage therapist.

Personal Assistant
by Connor Syrewicz

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in helping others and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career as a personal assistant might be for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start as a personal assistant, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Personal Assistant, you'll learn how to start a career as a personal assistant and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for these careers in the future, how much personal assistants can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as an assistant.

Presenting Yourself: Business Manners, Personality, and Etiquette
by Christie Marlowe

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. In order to get those jobs, however, you'll need to impress potential bosses with your resume, interview skills, and the way you present yourself. Young people looking to start a career with a high school diploma or equivalent can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year in many careers--but no matter your field, you'll need to know the basics about getting and keeping a job. In Presenting Yourself: Business Manners, Personality, and Etiquette, you'll learn about what you need to succeed in whatever field you choose. Find out how to make sure you leave others with a good first impression--and how to move ahead in any career by presenting yourself in the right way.

Referee
by Marty Gitlin

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in sports and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career as a referee may be right for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work as a referee, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In Referee, you'll learn how to start a career as a sports official and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for careers for sports officials in the future, how much referees can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a referee.

The Arts: Dance, Music, Theater, and Fine Art
by Connor Syrewicz

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in music, theater, or art, and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career in the arts might be right for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work in a career in the arts, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year. In The Arts: Dance, Music, Theater and Fine Art, you'll learn how to start a career in the arts and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for these careers in the future, how much workers can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career in music, theater, dance, or fine art.

Truck Driver
by Connor Syrewicz

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For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college degree. If you're interested in seeing the country from behind the wheel and don't know that you want to--or can--go to college, a career as a truck driver might be right for you. Young people need only a high school diploma or equivalent to start work as a truck driver, and they can eventually earn more than $50,000 a year driving. In Truck Drivers, you'll learn how to start a career as a driver and what you need to succeed in the field. Find out about the prospects for these careers in the future, how much drivers can make each year, and whether your path to success includes a career as a truck driver.




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