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If you are looking to start a new career or change careers and college is not an option for you, don’t worry. A lot of people do not have the time to put into a four-year college program or even a part-time college program. That’s okay because there are careers that do not require college education, but instead, a short training program. Here are some of those careers. 

Yoga Instructor

Being a yoga instructor is a way to get a new career in health and wellness and help all you come in contact with. Yoga has been proven to help align the body, which has helped a lot of people with chronic pain, and it helps in meditation, which has helped a lot of people with their mental wellness journey. 

Becoming a yoga instructor is doable, and with a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification, you will be on your way to working in a studio where you can use your days being serene, calm, and helping the world find their center. No college required, and you will be able to have full control over your own schedule. 

IT Expert

Information technology is a skill that will get you far and will help you earn a lot of money. Being able to build firewalls, protect information, and create a repository system where information can be organized and stored is worth a lot of money to a lot of big and small companies. You can learn how to be a hero and save the day without going to college. 

IT training programs are affordable and you can take the courses when it works for you. After your short program is up, you can enter the workforce making a high salary and working on a team of people who have the skills to help businesses and individuals keep their doors open and their systems at full speed ahead. 

Dental Hygienist

Becoming a dental hygienist does not require college and does not require becoming a dentist. It is a program you can take to learn how to clean people’s teeth and identify dental issues that need to be brought to the attention of the dentist. It is a job that not only pays a high salary, but it is a job that also gives back to the world by helping people stay healthy.

A lot of germs are born in the mouth, and while eating and drinking, those germs can enter the body. As a hygienist, you can help keep mouths clean so that people stay healthy and their hygiene is up to par. All of this giving back is possible, and you never have to set foot on a college campus. 


There are a slew of other jobs out there that don’t require a college education, and you can start to make serious money. Jobs like plumbing, electrician, and nursing are just a few skills you can learn by taking courses that work with your schedule. If you are looking for a new career or looking to start a career, there are a lot of jobs just waiting for you.