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4 Jobs You Can Get with a High School Diploma

So, you’ve received your high school diploma, now what? You should be proud of your achievements. It’s honorable to earn a high school degree. Whether you graduated from a public school or earned an accredited high school diploma online, you can still find a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree.

What Are Some Jobs that You Can Get With a High School Diploma?

Now that you’ve completed your graduation requirements and earned the required credits, it’s time to think about the next steps in your career search. If college isn’t an option for you, consider the following 4 careers that you can get with a high school diploma. Click To Tweet

  1. HVAC Tech
  2. Postman & Postmaster
  3. Retail Management
  4. Law Enforcement

1) HVAC Tech

HVAC techs have a hands-on, technical job where they install and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. HVAC technicians are in high demand as the need for smart, efficient heating and ventilation systems grows. A career in HVAC requires a high school diploma and completion of a training program. Some of these programs take only 14 weeks and will have you certified and in the work field upon completion of the required courses.

Pro Tip: If you love working with your hands and want to improve the efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, then a career in HVAC may be ideal for you.

2) Postman/Woman

When waiting to receive a letter or package in the mail, do you ever contemplate the process it took to get to you? Postmen and women work hard to ensure your mail makes it to you. A career as a postman/woman requires you to start early and exercise daily, but a typical day will end by mid-afternoon. It might be perfect for you if you love to stay active while getting paid.

3) Retail Management

A career in retail management doesn’t necessarily require a college degree. Most people become managers by starting at an entry-level position, completing job training, and acquiring years of experience. If you are a natural leader and enjoy managing sales, staff, and stock then a career in retail management could be best for you.

4) Law Enforcement

A career in law enforcement may be right for you if you want to be a positive force in your community. In order to become a police officer, you must have a high school diploma or GED, have a clean criminal background, pass the law enforcement entrance exam, and graduate from the police academy. A career in law enforcement is by no means easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding. It also provides you with a way to move up in your field.

The Perfect Career

It’s important to choose a career that pushes you to excel. Whatever you decide to do with your life after high school, just remember that your happiness is key. Find something you love and stick with it.

Are you interested in learning more about a career after high school? Join the conversation to speak with our team about how you can get started.