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

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 30.03.2011, 22:27
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

I think there is only the sex industry. Just about every job here needs a 2 to 4 year course and a qualification.
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Old 30.03.2011, 23:05
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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.
Hi,

Yes there are a lot of further education courses available.

If you tell what your degree is, and in which languages you could study, then we can come up with some ideias.
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Old 30.03.2011, 23:19
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

Interested in joining the Federal Services ( Customs ) ?

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/00426/01...x.html?lang=de


Performance criteria
  • Between 18 and 32 years old
  • Citizenship in Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein or establishment permit C
  • Completion of a three-year middle school leaving examination or
  • at least three years' teaching - preferably in business or technical direction. Very good German or French language skills in speaking and writing (language)
  • Good knowledge of a second national language
  • Category B driving license

Length of training
Total two years, a total of 31 weeks in training center (theory) of the Customs Administration in Liestal (BL) and 73 weeks on a Customs (practice) - split seven-company courses in the training center and seven internships at a customs office.

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Employment at a customs office in Basel, Zurich, Rhine Valley, Geneva, Ticino and Schaffhausen, Kreuzlingen.


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Two-year basic training at full pay for each age differently.
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Old 30.03.2011, 23:31
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Lol. If you weren't a mod, this post would have been deleted for flaming.
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

This one is nice if you are interested in IT, even if you don't fit the criteria it is possible to get a job:

https://www.credit-suisse.com/careers/experienced_professionals/switzerland/en/it_careers/training_main_frame.jsp

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

There are tons of job where you dont need a college degree, just some training.....look on jobup or the like.

one that comes to mind right now is basically any job in the hospitality industry. although college helps ALOT
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There are tons of job where you dont need a college degree, just some training.....look on jobup or the like.

one that comes to mind right now is basically any job in the hospitality industry. although college helps ALOT

It's very true---some of the top paid jobs in CH don't 'require' a college degree.

You're a good buisness person, you're lucky at trading, you have a personality that blows them UBS bosses away....no college will can help you, with the right qualities you can be a high end trader droping a quarter mill before bonus a year!.

But you need to have the skills.......or have 1/4 of the ultimate skills plus some B.(s)A
You're choice
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It's very true---some of the top paid jobs in CH don't 'require' a college degree.

You're a good buisness person, you're lucky at trading, you have a personality that blows them UBS bosses away....no college will can help you, with the right qualities you can be a high end trader droping a quarter mill before bonus a year!.

But you need to have the skills.......or have 1/4 of the ultimate skills plus some B.(s)A
You're choice
... and for most of them you need the diploma of an apprenticeship of at least three years and an examination.
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

Swimming teacher. If you have a bit of swimming ability, you can make a great career of it here. Just a few courses, costing a few hundred (each), and Bob's your uncle.
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

I'd recommend you for backoffice IT jobs. That way, you don't have to interact with people.

You seem to have good computer skills but need to improve your use of paragraphs.
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Re: Hottest careers that required no college degree in Switzerland...?

I have a degree in the social science. But i want to do something else that i can have time for my kids.

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Yes there are a lot of further education courses available.

If you tell what your degree is, and in which languages you could study, then we can come up with some ideias.

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

oh no! i am older than 32. i have thought about this too. I would have love to work in the immigration or public services.
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Interested in joining the Federal Services ( Customs ) ?

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/00426/01...x.html?lang=de



Performance criteria


  • Between 18 and 32 years old
  • Citizenship in Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein or establishment permit C
  • Completion of a three-year middle school leaving examination or
  • at least three years' teaching - preferably in business or technical direction. Very good German or French language skills in speaking and writing (language)
  • Good knowledge of a second national language
  • Category B driving license




Length of training
Total two years, a total of 31 weeks in training center (theory) of the Customs Administration in Liestal (BL) and 73 weeks on a Customs (practice) - split seven-company courses in the training center and seven internships at a customs office.


Job
Employment at a customs office in Basel, Zurich, Rhine Valley, Geneva, Ticino and Schaffhausen, Kreuzlingen.


Wage
Two-year basic training at full pay for each age differently.
Training begins
Open.



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

The heads of UBS and Julius Bär do not have a degree, so yes, you can have a career without one. However, this is quite rare, and opening your own business is probably more promising.
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I have a degree in secretarial administration. But i want to do something else that i can have time for my kids.
So the job is supposed to be paying incredibly well, not require any training or special talent and offer a great work-life balance?

You see, that's where college degrees typically come in: if an employer has a job that pays well and is popular, he has many applicants. From the hundred applications he has only the time to meet maybe 3-5 people for a first interview. He will choose them based on their CV and education is a major factor in that - no matter if you are actually working in the field you studied or not.

Maybe a natural gas pipeline operator would fit the bill - I am pretty sure they do not manage to convince an engineer to do the job, so if you have a technical background you might get the job without degree - and I would expect it to pay easily 120, probably closer to 150k CHF a year...
http://www.topjobs.ch/JS24Web/JobVie...31&soa=1&sob=1
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does it have to be legal?
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does it have to be legal?
But most criminal professions either involve night-shifts or otherwise long hours...
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It's very true---some of the top paid jobs in CH don't 'require' a college degree.

You're a good buisness person, you're lucky at trading, you have a personality that blows them UBS bosses away....no college will can help you, with the right qualities you can be a high end trader droping a quarter mill before bonus a year!.

But you need to have the skills.......or have 1/4 of the ultimate skills plus some B.(s)A
You're choice
This is true, but then you will need to hire a Wall Street DVD, learn the lingo, then build a time machine (the hard bit) and go back to the 1980's.

Still, people believe these things...amazing.

You won't even get past the CV filtering software...so maybe you can hack the system and get yourself through the door.

Or....study economics, get a Phd, or possibly in this climate take a couple of years for your MBA.

The work-life balance may also be more difficult in this environment, but if you can do the above, shouldn't be hard.

Those bankers get paid ooodles for just BS and bravado don't you know.
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The heads of UBS and Julius Bär do not have a degree, so yes, you can have a career without one. However, this is quite rare, and opening your own business is probably more promising.
Yes, but how old are they and aren't they a minority? My opinion is: do a degree, you might not use it, but you have done it. These days having a degree is common, but necessary just to get your feet in the door (as Trev mentioned). The back door without-degree-entry is hard to find.
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