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9 top companies that no longer require a college degree

February 20, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Money Moves

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

February 20, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Money Moves

Apple places a high value on the candidate’s experience and skills than college degrees at most times. Pic credit: fossbytes.com

A college degree used to be a standard requirement for many formal or office jobs, but that is gradually no longer the case.

Top firms are now dumping those four-year degree requirements and are opting for people with non-traditional education or a high-school diploma for some of their job offers, according to data gathered by job site, Glassdoor.

The site reports that most companies now realize that “book smarts don’t necessarily equal strong work ethic, grit and talent.” They are increasingly appreciating candidates who are self-taught or those with special skills acquired outside of traditional academic institutions.

The following are major companies Glassdoor cites as no longer requiring a university degree for some of their top jobs:

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