Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

HIGHEST PAYING JOBS WITH NO COLLEGE DEGREE

I’ve often been told from time to time that entering a skilled trade career is the best way to go if you have no post-secondary education past High School, or even if you didn’t even finish High School. Many of us aren’t happy with our current day jobs, whether the reasons for that are personal or financial.  Not to mention many of us have no jobs at all.  And then there’s the remnant us who aren’t even sure what we want to do with tour lives. All in all, we’re striving to provide a better life for ourselves and our families. They say money doesn’t buy happiness, but it’s for damn sure more comfortable to cry in a new car, than on a bicycle. No worries though, because if there’s a will, there’s always a way. Maybe you want to afford to buy a new house. Maybe you want to save more money or build up enough funds for investing? Perhaps travel the world? Maybe you want a job that REQUIRES travel around the world? What if I told you there are actually Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree?

Do not fall for the myth that you’ll only be successful if you finish college because common sense, various statistics and real world examples prove otherwise.

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

And don’t forget the painstaking amount of debt you’d be evading. Now if you still seek the degree,  believe me there are a number of alternatives to obtaining a college degree without dealing with the back splash to an extent. In addition, maybe the profession you desire strictly REQUIRES  a college degree. But there’s a reason why you came across this article in the first place right? Now of course college isn’t a negative impulse and it can grant you with knowledge and an unforgettable experience, but it’s simply not for everyone. Hell, it wasn’t for me. In my own experience, I walked down the traditional path of ‘college is the way’ and although I’ve created some wonderful memories, it just didn’t quite work out for me. In fact, college to me was more of a ‘fun factor’, that also taught me some very valuable lessons on life in general. Ultimately, I instead chose a different path which consisted of racking up real world experience with various jobs, self-made projects, collaborations and skill targeted certifications. This all stems from being a self-taught programmer as a teen, and from then on I expanded my expertise. As a result-not only have I worked comfortable paying jobs at a young age, but overtime I acquired hands on, in-demand skills that could help me reach horizons. Not only that but I am self employed with good spending habits and am able to live comfortably off of my own income in unison with my lifestyle. But what if I told you that you could make a healthy salary with no education past High School?  What if I told you that the majority of these high paying careers pay all the way up to $300k+? Here, I have compiled a long list of the highest paying jobs with no college degree needed…

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree-
(obviously with the exception of training, extended training, security clearance and/or a cert. or 2 for some careers…) Google any of the jobs listed below for more info and pay-scales. 

2 stars “**” (next to it means that it includes guaranteed travel)
3 stars “***” (next to it means it is a top paying job)

WELDER/ UNDERWATER WELDER***
PROGRAMMER (one of my professions!)**
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
SERVER/BARTENDER (in the right city)
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
IT RECRUITER
PC TECHNICIAN  (I’m certified in this)
POWER-PLANT OPERATOR
LAND SURVEYING
CURRENCY/STOCK TRADER (one of my professions)***
LIFE-GUARDING
START A BUSINESS!!!**
SPORTSMAN
SALES**
SOFTWARE/WEB DEVELOPMENT**
PRO-GAMER/STREAMER/YOUTUBER
PUBLIC TRANSIT
REAL ESTATE**
RESTAURANT MANAGER
3D ANIMATOR
TRUCK DRIVER
INSURANCE
LONGSHOREMAN (Union Job)
UNDERGROUND TUBE DRIVER (Union job)
CONSTRUCTION
SECURITY
PLUMBING
ELECTRICIAN
UPS DRIVER
SALESMAN
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
GARBAGEMAN (The dirty jobs tend to get paid alot more than you’d think due to the fact that people think they’re too ‘purdy’ and ‘smart’ for dirty jobs such as this one….)
CAD DRAFTING
BLOGGER (includes travel!)**
LPN (LICENCED PRACTICAL NURSE)
ANYTHING TO DO WITH OIL & GAS***
WALLSTREET ESCORT***
PARALEGAL
REALTOR***
HAIR STYLIST
CULINARY
RESIDENTIAL WINDOW CLEANING (Especially in a wealthy area/neighborhood)
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE***
FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER FITTER
TELECOM
PARTS-MAN APPRENTICESHIP
ANY ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: Att, Cisco, HP, Apple, Microsoft, EMC, NetApp, Oracle, VM ware, Symantec, Intel, Amd, IBM, Lenovo, CommVault, Acer, Toshiba, Sony.
AUDIO ENGINEER/MUSIC PRODUCER (hobby of mine)
AIR FRAME AND POWER-PLANT MECHANIC
IT MANAGER & CONSULTANT
SEWER MAINTENANCE (see Garbageman above)
ENGLISH TEACHER**
CHILDCARE**
SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR**
ENTREPRENEUR**
PHOTOGRAPHER** (hobby of mine)
US TAX ADMINISTRATION
GADGET REPAIR (phones, tablets, various devices…)
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (great starting pay and fast rises in the pay grade)
STRIP CLUB MANAGER
ELECTRICAL LINEMAN
HVAC
POLICEMAN
ICE ROAD TRUCKER
SELF EMPLOYMENT/FREELANCING**
PROJECT MANAGING ENGINEER
CONSULTANT
JOURNEYMAN**
PIPE-FITTER
TRAIN CONDUCTOR (for the railroad)***
RESTAURANT SERVER**
TECHNICAL WRITER
SYSTEM ADMIN (what I went to college for)
CREATE A JOB
FEDERAL BUILDING SECURITY
SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR
MOVIES (ON SET, EDITING OR COMPUTER WORK)**
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
BUSINESS ANALYST
CAR SALES***
FREIGHT BROKERAGE
BABYSITTING
SCAFFOLD BUILDER AND PAINTER
Ever seen the show “DEADLIEST CATCH“? These men work in nightmarish weather conditions catching king crabs. In retrospect, they catch gobs of money as well… ***
POKER DEALER**
FIREMAN
RAILROAD
HACKER (White-hat/ethical)**  *smirk*
AUTOMOTIVE
CHEMICAL OPERATOR***
EMS
MORTGAGE BROKER***
DRAFTSMEN
AIRLINE PILOT (yes, years and years of training  with no degree needed but high paying once accomplished)***
LANDSCAPING
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
ELEVATOR TECHNICIAN
SOFTWARE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER***
GLAZIER
INVESTMENT ADVISOR/FINANCIAL PLANNER
BIO-MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
PAINTER
REALTOR
DRAFTING AND DESIGN
PHOTOCOPIER TECHNICIAN
PLANT OPERATOR***
BOUNTY HUNTER
PEST CONTROL
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
NAVAL NUCLEAR ENGINEER***
EKG TECHNICIAN
CONSTRUCTION FLAGGER (easy money…)
DATA CENTER TECHNICIAN
GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR***
BLACKSMITH/FARRIER
PARAMEDIC
COAL MINE***
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE ADJUSTER
CREMATOR
LOCKSMITH
VIDEO GAME DESIGNER
THE CORAL BUSINESS
ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WORKER
CONVEYOR TECHNICIAN
WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
SOFTWARE/APP DEVELOPER**
SEO PROFESSIONAL**
TUGBOAT CAPTAIN*** (Easily the HIGHEST paid of the list)
CORRECTIONS OFFICER
ACTUARY
MORTGAGE PROCESSOR
HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
BILL COLLECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
BANQUET CAPTAIN (at large hotels)
JOURNALIST
DRYWALL REPAIR
PLC/PAC PROGRAMMING *FOR ROBOTICS*
DENTAL TECHNICIAN
FREIGHT DOCK WORKERS
RETAIL MANAGEMENT
SURGICAL TECH
TELEPHONE ENGINEER
DRYWALL ESTIMATOR
FIRE ALARM TECHNICIAN
MAILMAN

Hopefully by scrolling through the above list, you have a broader idea of what you are trying to achieve career-wise. This is the best list I could find of Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree. All of the jobs listed above are real, high in demand jobs that will hire anyone with vision and a pulse…. You just have to do the research and homework on your own to become better informed on such careers. Don’t give up people, many times when you feel like you’ve exhausted all options, you come across people, opportunities, or articles like this helping you reach the next step. You have two paths in life, you either take the path of loath and regret, ‘wishing’ you did something sooner, or you believe that there is a staircase waiting for you in which you take that next step.

The worst mistake you can make in life however….is believing that the way the rules are set now is the ONLY way it can be. Don’t fall for that!

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-PeoplesBrain

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