Listen Now: 7 Top Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree (Apple, IBM, and More)
For years college was the expected step after high school… but now those extra four years might not be necessary.
Major companies such as Google, Apple and IBM say they no long require applicants to hold a college degree. This is a big change from some of the tech leaders known for hiring only the best and brightest minds.
But to their credit, the brightest minds might not necessarily be shaped by higher education. IBM says it looks for candidates with experience in non-traditional education. This includes coding, boot camps, or industry-related vocational classes.
And if tech isn’t right for you there are other options. In August, Glassdoor put together a list of 15 big companies that don’t ask for a degree. They include Penguin Random House, Costco, Hilton and Nordstrom.
Sure, you might have to start off on the ground level but it might not be a bad idea for someone who isn’t quite sure of what to do. And with the cost of college tuition climbing sky high—to the highest levels we’ve seen—your wallet might thank you as well.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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