Are you passionate about pursuing a career in science, but unsure how to without a degree ?
Don't worry - although lots of science jobs do require you to have a degree, all hope is not lost. We have selected just some of the science jobs you can do without a degree to give you an insight into the type of work you may be able to get, but there are lots of other examples out there!
If you've always aspired to work in a hospital, caring for people and working alongside highly-trained doctors and other medical professionals, this career path could be perfect for you. Nursing assistants help doctors and nurses with their duties, including feeding, cleaning and moving the patients whenever necessary.
Nursing assistants are also trained in basic medical care so that they can be of assistance during patient emergencies. Although you won't need a formal degree to apply for this type of job, you will need to:
- Complete a nursing / caregiving education program of some sort
- Pass a competency exam
- Get some clinical work experience under your belt
If you love looking after people and thrive under pressure, why not consider becoming a nursing assistant? This can be a great stepping stone towards a more senior medical role in the future.
Many companies hire laboratory assistants to help senior members of staff, such as researchers, complete lengthy or difficult projects.
The perfect candidate for this job is a highly-organised individual who is capable of following precise instructions and willing to learn from others. As a lab assistant, you may be asked to:
- Prepare laboratory equipment
- Set up and carry out experiments
- Clean the equipment afterwards
This type of role gives you a great insight into the inner workings of a laboratory and can be a great way of earning valuable experience that can be parlayed into a more advanced laboratory role later in life. Many laboratory technicians praise their jobs for being closely linked to 'real' science and thoroughly fascinating to boot!
Science Teacher for Young Children
If you don't mind putting on a bit of a show and bringing lots of energy to the workplace, why not consider being a science instructor for young children? Many jobs of this nature require you to have:
- Some experience working with children
- A science, maths or teaching background
- Confidence when presenting and entertaining
This type of science job doesn't require you to have a degree, can be very rewarding, and may even be suitable for you if you're looking for a part-time position while you study towards a degree.
If none of these jobs take your fancy, don't worry - there are all sorts of other science jobs listed here on the Hyper Recruitment Solutions website. Click the link below to browse our latest vacancies!
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