Careers Requiring the Most and Least Amount of Training

We want to help you find a career about which you can get excited. Some careers take more preparation than others. The career training information below shows the occupations with the highest and lowest levels of education in the United States. Please note regarding this info that “Doctorate” means either a PhD or a professional degree (such as an MD or Law Degree).

From this career training info you can discern that the careers with the lowest levels of education are typically in the construction industry and are also very low paying. This is in sharp contrast to the careers that have the most education- they are all professional careers and among the highest paying jobs in the United States. The top 5 highest-educated careers- according to this career education info- are also related to dentistry.

Careers requiring the least training

Occupation Education Less High School High School Some College Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Animal breeders Work experience in a related occupation 56.8 26.8 8.6 3.0 4.0 0.6 0.2
Graders and sorters, agricultural products Work experience in a related occupation 52.7 31.7 8.8 2.6 3.6 0.6 0.1
Plasterers and stucco masons Long-term on-the-job training 50.7 34.8 8.8 2.4 3.1 0.1 0.1
Dishwashers Short-term on-the-job training 47.3 39.3 8.5 1.8 2.7 0.2 0.2
Roofers Moderate-term on-the-job training 45.5 38.9 10.1 2.3 2.6 0.4 0.1
Drywall and ceiling tile installers Moderate-term on-the-job training 45.3 38.8 11.1 2.5 1.9 0.2 0.1
Tapers Moderate-term on-the-job training 45.3 38.8 11.1 2.5 1.9 0.2 0.1
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials Short-term on-the-job training 44.8 41.0 8.4 2.7 2.5 0.2 0.4
Helpers Short-term on-the-job training 43.6 35.9 14.0 3.2 2.8 0.2 0.3

Careers requiring the most training

Occupation Education Less High School High School Some College Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Dentists, all other specialists First professional degree 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.5 96.2
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons First professional degree 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.5 96.2
Orthodontists First professional degree 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.5 96.2
Prosthodontists First professional degree 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.5 96.2
Dentists, general First professional degree 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.5 96.2
Veterinarians First professional degree 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.3 1.7 96.1
Optometrists First professional degree 0.1 0.9 1.0 0.4 0.9 1.1 95.7
Podiatrists First professional degree 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.0 3.2 1.3 94.4
Chiropractors First professional degree 0.2 1.0 1.3 0.3 2.2 1.0 94.1
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates Bachelor’s or higher degree, plus work experience 0.1 0.5 0.8 0.3 2.5 3.0 92.8

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