University degree not the only pathway to great careers in Alabama

Alabama Works
Posted on 08/09/2017
Alabama Works

Many of us grew up with the idea that the only way to get a good career in Alabama was via a four-year college degree or higher. For years, we accepted this as the gospel. Little consideration was given to the particular type of degree or the real-world applications for it. A university degree was viewed as a panacea for employment and success.

While seeking a university degree is admirable, it isn't a necessity for a well-paying job or a promising career. A recent survey of online job ads found that of the 39,514 open positions in Alabama, most do NOT require a four-year degree. What they DO require, however, are applicants who are qualified both fundamentally and technically.

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