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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

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The back door without-degree-entry is hard to find.
you talking about the sex industry again?
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Yes, but how old are they
The guy from Julius Bär is 36.
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Old 31.03.2011, 13:47
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

Any job in the IT industry...
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Old 31.03.2011, 14:07
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Any job in the IT industry...
I work in an IT company and we do not have anyone without at least a 3 year education on IT. It's not 1999 anymore... I know some very good contractors/It-consultants without formal education, but they have by now a track record that counts far more than any degree.
1. Getting this track record without a degree is very difficult today
2. Lower IT jobs without the chance to be promoted are not exactly a "hot" career
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3. Just because you do not have formal education does not mean that you did not need to put a lot of effort into learning IT - I doubt the OP is interested in that.

Making a lot of money without effort or personal sacrifices is simply not the way the world works: Nobody has been waiting for you, if you want something you will need to work for it.
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Old 31.03.2011, 14:15
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

In my line of work you don't need a degree you just need to be a member of a recognised profesisonal body which takes 3 years of training. Some teachers in golf however, have only done a week course with the WGTF (world golf teachers federation) and make a tidy living at 100chf an hour!

However, I do hold a Bachelors and I'm half way through a Masters it has nothing to do with my current job and is more of a security thing for later in life.
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

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Old 01.04.2011, 23:19
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

Quite possibly no degree required, very much in demand and ought to be paid well - more in this article of today.

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TECHNOLOGY has powered a surge in demand for .... - but there is a shortage, experts say.
..the growth in demand for ..... in Western countries, albeit from a low base, was unquestionable: he had performed four this week.
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Old 02.04.2011, 00:29
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In my line of work you don't need a degree you just need to be a member of a recognised profesisonal body which takes 3 years of training. Some teachers in golf however, have only done a week course with the WGTF (world golf teachers federation) and make a tidy living at 100chf an hour!

However, I do hold a Bachelors and I'm half way through a Masters it has nothing to do with my current job and is more of a security thing for later in life.
Oh, I like this job very much! Do I actually need to be able to play golf?





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In my line of work you don't need a degree you just need to be a member of a recognised profesisonal body which takes 3 years of training. Some teachers in golf however, have only done a week course with the WGTF (world golf teachers federation) and make a tidy living at 100chf an hour!

However, I do hold a Bachelors and I'm half way through a Masters it has nothing to do with my current job and is more of a security thing for later in life.
I hope you are kidding.

Tidy living at 100chf an hour? How about insurance, pension plan, unemployment benefits? What happens if [god forbid] you broke an ankle?

Today you need a degree no matter what, or else I will see you (not you, you do have a degree) packig my groceries at the supermarket.
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Old 02.04.2011, 02:19
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Of recent I am thinking of which are the hottest(lucrative) careers in SWITZERLAND( and for the future) that does not required one to go for a college degree but just some months courses. I am thinking from view points of an immigrant lady...i already have a degree. I knew of health care(Pflege)...it seems most immigrants i met that is what they are planning for or doing. I am not interested in that....any area other than this would be welcomed. By the way i hope i am in the right forum here...if not relocate me. thanks.
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Old 02.04.2011, 08:25
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I'd recommend you for backoffice IT jobs. That way, you don't have to interact with people....
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I have a degree in the social science. ....
That's an IT career out then.

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I hope you are kidding.

Tidy living at 100chf an hour? How about insurance, pension plan, unemployment benefits? What happens if [god forbid] you broke an ankle?..
40 hours a week, 40 weeks a year - 200K. Minus insurances, pension, including "unable to work due to broken ankle" insurance ~170K. 170K is quite a nice income, I think.

To the OP. Try politician.
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

Many IT people, coming from outside Switzerland, don't have a degree, though they have experience in theri field. So, IT in one of those fields.
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40 hours a week, 40 weeks a year - 200K. Minus insurances, pension, including "unable to work due to broken ankle" insurance ~170K. 170K is quite a nice income, I think.
I stood correctly. You ARE kidding.

Have you ever worked 40 hours per week teaching? Good luck trying to speak after 20 hours per week. You could do that one week, or two, but you can't do it consistently, so please go back to the real world.

Your very best shot will be to work in 2 schools and hopefully make 25h/week. If you are really a teacher you know that this is true, so let's review your numbers:

25h/week * 52 weeks (wow, no holidays!) * 100/hour = 127.500 brutto. Then pay taxes, then cover your own social seurity, then give yourself a minimum holiday.
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Oh, I like this job very much! Do I actually need to be able to play golf?

For PGA you need to be pretty decent, for WGTF I think it's about 10 handicap or less.



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I stood correctly. You ARE kidding.

Have you ever worked 40 hours per week teaching? Good luck trying to speak after 20 hours per week. You could do that one week, or two, but you can't do it consistently, so please go back to the real world.

Your very best shot will be to work in 2 schools and hopefully make 25h/week. If you are really a teacher you know that this is true, so let's review your numbers:

25h/week * 52 weeks (wow, no holidays!) * 100/hour = 127.500 brutto. Then pay taxes, then cover your own social seurity, then give yourself a minimum holiday.
In Switzerland you're gonna get a lot of time off because of the winter break. Realistically it would be about 7 months April - Oct at about 200 hours a month.

I must stress however that I am employed and although customers pay 100chf an hour I unfortunately don't get that amount
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I think there is only the sex industry. Just about every job here needs a 2 to 4 year course and a qualification.
And you only need to be 16 in CH!
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I must stress however that I am employed and although customers pay 100chf an hour I unfortunately don't get that amount
There we are: The only job where you need absolutely zip talent but earn a lot is pimping golf pros...
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There we are: The only job where you need absolutely zip talent but earn a lot is pimping golf pros...
Yes, I can do that!!! Do I need to wear funny hats and pointy shoes?
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

Personal business and sports coaching are the only things which do not require a college degree. But if you want to get into mainstream career then a college degree is a must in Switzerland. Because of the limitations of the regular courses many colleges have started offering online education. I always wanted to become a medical lab technician, as they are having high pay scale in Switzerland, but here a degree is a must. Then I thought of earning a graduate degree in this from a college which has provision for online education. Really this was a great decision as the college provided all the study materials, online lectures and time to time support also. The reason I chose only this career is thet it needs only 2 years to complete the education and in return pays very well in job. The following site would give you details about the salary a medical lab technician can earn.
http://medicallabtechnicianschool.or...verage-salary/
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Personal business and sports coaching are the only things which do not require a college degree. But if you want to get into mainstream career then a college degree is a must in Switzerland. Because of the limitations of the regular courses many colleges have started offering online education. I always wanted to become a medical lab technician, as they are having high pay scale in Switzerland, but here a degree is a must. Then I thought of earning a graduate degree in this from a college which has provision for online education. Really this was a great decision as the college provided all the study materials, online lectures and time to time support also. The reason I chose only this career is thet it needs only 2 years to complete the education and in return pays very well in job. The following site would give you details about the salary a medical lab technician can earn.
http://medicallabtechnicianschool.or...verage-salary/
I am sorry, but have you ever been to Switzerland? Medical lab technicians do not only not require college degrees - you will have a hard time to find any here that have one! That's a typical education you do not do at a college in Europe, but in an apprenticeship - two years working on the job with lessons on one or two days a week.
I have studied online myself and am completely convinced about the future of multimedia learning - but the idea to get an education for a very hands-on job purely through online lessons and reading is frankly nothing short of weird for me.
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