Automotive Holiday Deals Books Holiday Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Adele egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Beauty Deals Martha Stewart American Made Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Amazon Gift Card Offer minions minions minions  Amazon Echo Starting at $84.99 Kindle Black Friday Deals Entertainment Collectibles Shop Now HTL
300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Some wear on the covers. No CD (if any?) Book inside is in good and clean condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree Paperback – March, 2009

7 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
Paperback, March, 2009
$15.33 $0.01

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Editorial Reviews


"Direct and not too complex." -- Jim Hartle, Employment Couselor, WorkOne East

"Powerful, well thought out, great information." -- Allen Ceravolo, Los Angeles Mission's Urban Training Institute, Los Angeles --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Michael Farr has been teaching, writing, and developing his job search techniques for over 20 years. He has written dozens of books that have sold over 2 million copies. Mike emphasizes practical, results-oriented methods that have been proven to reduce the time it takes to find a job. His commonsense advice has made his books the most widely used in job search programs.

Laurence Shatkin has 30 years in the career information field, presents and blogs on career issues, and is the author of many best-selling books. Dr. Shatkin is sought after by the media for his expertise on occupations and appears regularly on national news programs. He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, the Fox Business Network, ABC News Now, CBS Newspath, NPR, and in many other TV and radio shows. He has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Men's Health, Forbes, and many other major publications.


Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Series: 300 Best Jobs Without a Four Year Degree
  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Jist Works; 3 edition (March 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593576587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593576585
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #952,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

67 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Angela Storace on August 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
There are several discrepancies in this book, starting with the title. The top job is an air traffic controller, making approx. $120K a year. Here's the problem: To become an air traffic controller, a person must enroll in an FAA-approved education program and pass a pre-employment test that measures his or her ability to learn the controller's duties. Exceptions are air traffic controllers with prior experience and military veterans. The pre-employment test is currently offered only to students in the FAA Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Program or the Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Air Traffic Control Training Program. The test is administered by computer and takes about 8 hours to complete. To take the test, an applicant must apply under an open advertisement for air traffic control positions and be chosen to take the examination. When there are many more applicants than available positions, applicants are selected to take the test through random selection. In addition to the pre-employment test, applicants must have 3 years of full-time work experience, have completed a full 4 years of college, or a combination of both. In combining education and experience, 1 year of undergraduate study--30 semester or 45 quarter hours--is equivalent to 9 months of work experience. Certain kinds of aviation experience also may be substituted for these requirements.

That to me says I need a degree! Several other jobs listed in the book are also "mis-informing".
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helen Thomas on August 23, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Bought this to help a teenager get an idea on what's out there. The book is organized and helps to understand jobs out there to consider...thanks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Allain on February 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
For those who aren't ready to tackle four years of college, there are still some good jobs out there. In 496 pages, this gives the details on the top 300 jobs that don't require that degree. The top paying one is air traffic controller which pays on the average $102,030 a year.
This is a good resource for anyone trying to decide on a career. Another resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which is available in the reference section of most public libraries.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By apptech on December 31, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
helps you with knowledge of what fields are hiring, what the pay range is, what jobs are hiring seniors, women and other demographic groups without needing a 4 year degree. A very good book for someone thinking of retraining in a certified program at a community college or tech college.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: flat roof insulation, window framing trim, esthetician skin care, ekg machine