College is overrated.

Well, at least sometimes. New data from millions of users and job listings from career networking site LinkedIn shows that many top companies including Google GOOG, -0.17% AAPL, +1.48%   Airbnb, Facebook FB, -0.60% Oracle ORCL, -0.44%  and others all have high-paying, in-demand jobs where a four-year degree isn’t required.

“The four-year degree isn’t gone altogether but we’re starting to see a shift in what these companies are looking for,” says Laura Lorenzetti, editor at LinkedIn. “There’s a growing emphasis on skills over school as they compete for top talent. People still see the four-year degree as a signaling factor but companies are taking experience as seriously as a four-year college degree.”

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