Fastest-Growing Jobs That Do Not Demand A College Degree

Home Health Aide


Tasks

– Provide health care professional services in the homes of the elderly or people with long-term illnesses or disabilities.
– Cook, give customers baths and massages, change bandages as needed, etc.
– Help clients to dress, doing exercises, get in and out of bed, etc.
– Maybe some light laundry, cleaning, or other household chores.
– Grocery store and other shopping for their clients.

Education Requirements

– High school diploma or G.E.D. and short-term on-the-job training.

Personal Care Aide


Responsibilities

– Carry out health-care related duties and responsibilities, for instance prescription medication and monitoring vital signs.
– Administer bedside and personal care.
– Carry out housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, etc.
– Instruct and even counsel clients on issues such as household cleanliness, utilities, hygiene, nutrition, etc.
– Transport clients to locations outside the home, for instance to physicians’ health care practices.

Education Requirements

– High school diploma and short-term on-the-job training

Physical Therapist Aide


Responsibilities

– Clean in addition to organizing work area and disinfect apparatus following treatment.
– Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing physical exercises and functional activities, under the direction of medical staff.
– Transport patients to and from therapy areas, using wheelchairs or offering standing help and support.
– Secure patients into or onto therapy related equipment.
– Provide active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, massage therapy, and various types of treatments.
РAssist patients to dress, undress, and putting  on and remove supportive devices, such as braces, splints, and slings.
– Educate patients to make use of orthopedic braces, prostheses and supportive devices.

Education Requirements

– High school diploma and short-term on-the-job training

Dental Assistant


Responsibilities

– Schedule appointments, keep records, receive payments coming from patients, order materials, etc.
– Locate patients’ medical and healthcare records for the dentist’s use.
– Prepare patients for the dentist’s examination.
– Operate the suction hose to keep the patient’s mouth area dry.
– Operate X-ray equipment, process X-rays, make impressions of a patients’ mouth or teeth, sterilize instruments, etc.

Education Requirements

– High school diploma and modest amount of on-the-job training.

Medical Assistant


Responsibilities

– Perform administrative tasks and duties and dealing with standard clinical tasks.
РManage medical and healthcare documents, bookkeeping, and answering and responding to  phones.
– Examine the height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure of each patient.
– Write down patients’ medical backgrounds and run simple and easy laboratory tests.
– Give injections, apply bandages, as well as take X-rays.

Education Requirements

– High school diploma and reasonable amount of on-the-job training.

Pharmacy Technician


Tasks

– Receive and fill doctor’s prescription requests (from nurses, hospitals, and patients).
– Put together, price, and document prescriptions for the pharmacist to check.
– Put together insurance claim forms.
– Answer phones.
– Maintain inventory for over the counter medication.
– Maintain patient profiles.
– Take care of money/cashier duties.

Education Requirements

– High school diploma, work-related experience, and reasonable amount of on-the-job training.

Construction Laborer


Tasks

– Loading and unload of equipment and other material, put up and take down scaffoldings, clear away work zones, and carry materials to other workers, etc.
– Assist to bricklayers and plasterers by mixing materials and setting up scaffolding.
– Create forms into which concrete is poured, and spread and spade the concrete.
– Perform any and just about every single small to medium size job on the work site.

Education Requirements

– Reasonable amount of on-the-job training, high school diploma is not required.

Source: Jim Walker, visitingnurse.org, welhomehealth.com, coffeyhealth.org, fvtc.edu, careers.stateuniversity.com, osilaborerstraining.org

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