Driver jobs among best for those without college degree

Careerbuilder has released a list of jobs that are excellent opportunities for those without a college degree, and the top honors goes to driver jobs.

CareerBuilder’s list of the in-demand jobs for 2018 that do not require a college degree are comprised of occupations where the number of job postings each month outpace the number of people they actually hire. The list includes other data points, such as job growth and salary.

Among occupations that do not typically require a college education and have the largest gap between job openings and hires are the following:

Occupation

Average Monthly Unique Job Postings

Average Monthly Hires

Gap Between Postings and Hires

Job Growth 2012-2017

Total Employment in 2017

Median Hourly Earnings

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

1,662,847

107,845

1,555,003

174,188

1,966,281

$19.26

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

276,477

85,445

192,033

60,541

1,428,776

$17.10

Food Service Managers

60,718

20,007

40,710

22,240

285,765

$19.82

Insurance Sales Agents

57,103

17,183

39,920

51,659

585,302

$23.17

Computer User Support Specialists

58,569

34,283

24,287

85,704

700,574

$23.81

Social and Human Service Assistants

38,869

19,967

18,902

51,885

400,143

$15.33

Real Estate Sales Agents

18,169

9,238

8,931

11,828

390,490

$17.92

Pharmacy Technicians

26,808

20,726

6,082

36,929

409,870

$14.87

Medical Assistants

28,641

26,239

2,402

72,974

664,087

$15.18

Tax Preparers

6,695

6,108

588

3,532

98,983

$19.60