In today’s world, academic qualification or lack of it is no longer an excuse to be unproductive. There are numerous opportunities out there waiting for people with the right skills to grab them.
In this article, there are Seven (7) high-paying careers you don’t need a university degree to start. If you have the interest and resolve to develop any or a combination of the needed skills, you can make a fortune from these careers.
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1. Writing Career
If you can communicate through writing, you can build a career and business. Communication, whether written or spoken, is one essential skill you should have. You can start a blog, get a writing job, and offer freelance writing services without presenting a university degree.
If you continue developing your writing skill, you will continue to earn more. Most people won’t make a fortune immediately, but it’s certainly possible to get paid well for writing.
2. Video Editing and Production
There are millions of videos on YouTube. You don’t need a university degree to create these videos. You need to learn how to use available software applications. You can build a high-paying career or even a successful business with video production skills.
3. Photography and graphic design
I had to put photography and graphic design into one category because they go hand in hand. Like video production and editing, photographers and graphic designers are always needed.
Some time ago, a Nigerian photographer, Kasope posted his alluring photos of Mercedes Benz on Twitter. The automaker was impressed with his work and accepted to offer him a job upon request.
With Instagram and other social media platforms, people and organizations want to promote their brands with stunning images. There will always be the need for graphic designers. And depending on your skill level and positioning, you can earn substantially while at it.
4. Voice Artist
If you have a good voice, you can build a career from it. There is a continuous need for voice-over artists from radio presenting, jingles, video animation, and narration.
Even if you have an accent, there is a market for voice artists with an accent. You don’t need a university degree to build a career or business in this niche. But you will do better if you continue developing your skill.
5. Software Programmer
Again, you don’t need a university degree to build a career as a software programmer. The world is increasingly drifting towards technology-driven economies. And software programmers are in ever-increasing need. There are lots of accessible and affordable online materials to help you learn different programming languages. You can make a fortune as a software programmer with passion, determination, and an understanding of where the industry is headed.
6. Web and Mobile App Developer
Web developers are programmers focused on web-based technologies while mobile app developers build mobile applications. You don’t need a university degree to start a web or mobile developer career. What you need is practical knowledge and learning while doing. If you get good at what you do, you can either work for a company or start your own tech business.
7. Digital Marketing
With the numerous marketing tools and online courses available, you can start your digital marketing career without a university degree. You don’t have to know everything about digital marketing. It’s impossible to know everything about digital marketing because it keeps evolving by the season. Companies now allocate a significant part of their marketing budget to digital channels; from social media and display advertising to video marketing. If you can demonstrate skill and knowledge in this space, you can start a rewarding career as a digital marketer.