Top 10 Jobs Requiring Continuing Education

Top 10 Jobs Requiring Continuing Education

Here are 10 top jobs for students going back to school for a new career. These jobs were originally presented in Michael Farr's 2006 book, 225 Best Jobs for Baby Boomers.

  1. Management Analysts
    - Degree needed: A management analyst needs to have an MBA or bachelor's degree in business administration.
  2. Post Secondary Teachers
    - Degree needed: University professors need a Ph.D., while community college instructors generally have a master's degree. Vocational and trade school instructors often have a bachelor's degree and many years experience in the field.
  3. Logisticians
    - Degree needed: A logistician should have an MBA or bachelor's degree in business logistics or administration.
  4. Managers
    - Median annual salary: $75,000

    - Degree needed: Managers, CEOs, and other executives need an MBA or bachelor's in business administration.
  5. Registered Nurses
    - Degree needed: Registered nurses need an associate's degree to get a registered nursing license.
  6. Doctors
    - Degree needed: Doctors need an MD, which involves four years of post-graduate study, plus a few years as an intern and resident.
  7. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
    - Degree needed: Pharmacists must earn a professional pharmacy degree (PharmD), which takes two or three years beyond a bachelor's degree. Pharmacy technicians need a certificate and usually some internship experience.
  8. Lawyers and Paralegals
    - Degree needed: Lawyers need a juris doctorate, a three-year post-graduate degree, while paralegals can get started with a certificate or associate's degree.
  9. Educational Administrators
    - Degree needed: Those with teaching experience can add a master's in education (MEd) or educational doctorate (EdD) to their credentials and be welcomed to a job market that is forecasting steady growth through the next several years.
  10. Sales Representatives
    - Degree needed: Sales reps should have either an associate's, bachelor's or master's in business administration (MBA).

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