No diploma? No problem.
College requires enormous efforts and is truly a huge monetary investment. Especially in this new setup, some find it hard to invest and get a college degree.
Reality check: there has always been a stigma when it comes to educational attainment in the workplace. People with no degrees are often mistaken by employers as less valuable and questionable. However, in this day and age, practicality and resourcefulness play a huge part in overcoming daily challenges, and getting a job is one of them.
If you’re considering taking a break from school or just struggling with finances, below is a list of practical and interesting jobs that pay well without any degree that might boost up your confidence and keep you on track:
1. Small business owner
Need not worry about going to business school if you plan to put up your small business, may it be food, clothing, services, and the like.
When the pandemic started last year, companies had to cut off the number of their employees, affecting mostly blue-collar workers.
But despite the circumstances, people learned to adjust and be creative. In a span of months, even weeks, Filipinos flocked all over social media and promoted their homemade products, and shared their family-favorite menus for an affordable price. Through digital transactions and free marketing in social media, many people shifted to a small businesses as the society strongly supports local businesses. The “#supportlocal” has been seen all over social media helping small business owners reach their daily profit goals.
This is something that you can work on at your pace. Taking your time curating creative products and unique services will surely be worth it for your future clientele.
2. Online Jobs
Several online job platforms emerged offering various work options for Filipinos with decent salary pays that are more than enough to keep up with your daily expenses. You have options applying for customer service representatives, writers, English tutoring services, data encoder, social media manager, and many more.
These types of jobs sure will increase your patience and perhaps help you develop your interpersonal skills. These types of jobs may require pieces of equipment like a laptop, smartphone, and a stable internet connection; but if you have those on hand, there’s nothing much to be concerned about.
Here are the different online jobs with their respective salaries:
a. Customer service representatives – Php 20,000 – Php 60,000
b. Writers- Php 16,000 – Php 23,000
c. Data encoders- Php 16,000 – Php 25,000
d. English tutoring services – Php 15,000 – Php 40,000
e. Social Media manager – Php 15,000 – Php 40,000
If you are more inclined to the arts, and you think you are creative enough to sketch a few patterns or you are comfortable with making clients happy through makeup, then this is your sign.
Freelance makeup artists, graphic artists, photographers, and the like are encouraged to share their creative works to the world with a decent job that displays their genuine passion for the arts.
Photographers and videographers are in demand right now as restrictions are gradually adjusting. They might need you to invest first in specific equipment, but if you sure have cameras and video equipment on hand, then earning Php 30,000- Php 50,000 is not bad.
Graphic artists earn Php20,000 – Pph40,000 a month but require technical skills like typography and graphic design.
4. (BONUS) Contact tracer
This is unexpected, huh? But it is just appropriate and there’s nothing more fulfilling than working and helping the government combat this virus.
Now that many COVID-19 variants are emerging in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) seeks to administer contact tracing procedures quickly and efficiently.
Applications may be done in your local government unit offices. You may also apply online through DOH’s website but only limited to vacancies in the DOH offices and hospitals
Contact tracers in the country are paid monthly for almost Php 19,000.
Finishing college undeniably weighs greater advantages than without having any degree. Especially now that world continues to develop and goes forth to different fields that require extensive academic training. But these jobs remain open to those who seek assistance and explore their options.