5 Popular Tech Jobs That Dont Need A 4 Year Bachelors Degree

Tech jobs are often referred to as STEM jobs – ones that require having a skill-set in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. The good news is that you can get a well-paying tech job without having to spend four years getting your bachelor’s degree.



In the case of the following “stems,” the roots don’t have to go that deep to get your start in a great career.

Computer Network Support Specialist

Also called technical support specialists, they test and evaluate local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs) as well as internet-based systems.

You’ll be required to:

Install and configure networking software and wireless equipment

Common tools and technology used:

Network security and administrative software such as CiscoWorks, and SolarWinds.

How much can you earn:

$51,920 - $64,780/year on average

Best degree to get:

Associate degree with computer courses in IT Security, Telecommunications and Computer Systems Networking.

Medical Equipment Repairers

These technicians fix and calibrate a variety of electronic, mechanical and hydraulic equipment, like X-ray machines, CAT scans and electric wheelchairs.

What skills do you need:

Critical thinking, quality control assessment, customer service skills.

Common tools and technology used:

Pressure gauges,

precision knives, voltmeters, Amp meters, medical equipment diagnostic software, etc.

How much can you earn:

$35,050 - $48,870/year on average

Best degree to get:

Associates degree in engineering or biomedical equipment technology.

Electrical Technicians

They assist electrical engineers in designing and developing electronic equipment for communications, medical diagnosis and navigation. They also repair and perform routine maintenance by going onsite.

What skills do you need:

Active listening, reading and writing skills and customer service skills.

Common tools and technology used:

Current probes, voltmeters, soldering equipment, radio frequency analyzers, MATLAB software, etc.

How much can you earn:

$52,050 - $75,690/year on average

Best degree to get:

Associate’s degree in electronics and electrical engineering and an understanding of programming languages like C++

Web Developer

Web developers design and develop websites and applications using XML or HTML languages and ensure that audio, video and graphic-related elements are integrated successfully.
 

What skills do you need:

Programming, critical thinking, and math
 

Common tools and technology used:

C++, InstallShield, Microsoft Visual Basic
 

How much can you earn:

$62,500/year on average

Best degree to get:

Associate degrees and diplomas in computer and information sciences, programming, or web design.

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

HVAC technicians work with electromechanical systems involved in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. They repair or replace defective parts and also inspect electrical wiring.

What skills do you need:

Problem solving, customer service skills, understanding designs and technical terms

Common tools and technology used:

Precision tools, pressure gauges, clamp meters, voltmeters, power saws, screwdrivers, etc.

How much can you earn:

$43,640/year on average

Best degree to get:

College courses and 2-year programs that instruct on air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating.

These popular tech jobs not only present a promising outlook, they also give professionals an opportunity to pursue a challenging and a rewarding without spending four years at college.

*All figures taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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