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The 10 Highest-Paying Jobs That Donít Require A Bachelor's Degree
Business Insider ^ | 05/14/2014 | JACQUELYN SMITH

Posted on 05/14/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

If you think you need a bachelor's degree to have a lucrative career, think again. Yes, it's true that those with a bachelor's typically earn more than those without one — but it's certainly not always the case.

A new report by the career-guidance website CareerCast found that there are plenty of high-paying jobs — including commercial pilot and registered nurse — that don't require four years of college. They do, however, require specialized training.

"There's no question that college graduates with four-year degrees are very likely to earn almost $1 million more in compensation through the course of their careers," says Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast. "However, for the many people who are unable to earn that degree because of the costs, financial obligations, or other reasons, it's still possible to have a very rewarding, challenging, fulfilling career that pays well.

"These jobs offer great opportunities for those job seekers," he said. "To land one of these jobs, you'll need to compensate with good old-fashioned hard work and some post-high-school training,"

CareerCast evaluated 200 professions across a variety of industries and skill levels to determine the highest-paying jobs that don't require a four-year degree. It gathered data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, trade-association studies, and other sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: bestjobs; college; debt; highestpaying; highpayingjobs; jobs; nodegree; nodegreejobs

1 posted on 05/14/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Farmer or Web Designer.

Who knew farming would be a high paying job? Should have followed in my grandfathers’ footsteps, not grandmothers’. (dad was a computer programmer)


2 posted on 05/14/2014 12:56:19 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

business owner.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 1:06:48 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bill Gates dropped out of college.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 1:07:36 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind
I can pay any Cisco CCNP $50/hr today.

If you have a CCIE I can pay $75/hr, today.

I don't even care if you have a HS Diploma.

VMWare VCP, $60/hr to start.

I have jobs coming and going all over the West Coast, occasionally in FL, TX and other locales.

5 posted on 05/14/2014 1:22:01 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I had a boss tell me one time, “you will never get rich working for someone else.”

Smart boss.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 1:24:48 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would caution people against going into nursing. It’s a very tough market for new grads - hospitals here are asking two to three years experience - long term care facilities one year.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: SeekAndFind
Electrical Technician #6, farmer/rancher #2, yup, agree with that.
Know about both.

Lots of equipment/fuel investment for farming however and weather luck.

8 posted on 05/14/2014 1:36:32 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Mariner

Temp or perm.?

Im perm and telecommuting right now.

ccnp ccie written prep for lab ..

but doing network engineering/ architecture level work last 7 years..very heavy wan telco before that..now heavy lan r/s

Networking is a good gig


9 posted on 05/14/2014 1:38:00 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Getting the flight hours to be a well paid commercial pilot are going to cost more than a 4-year degree and require more years spent at low paying jobs to build hours.

And you aren’t going to get in from the military without first getting that BS.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 1:41:05 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: madison10
Who knew farming would be a high paying job?

High paying. Yea, if you don't look at it as return on investment. For a mere $2 million investment, you too can earn somewhere between $0 and $70,000 a year.

11 posted on 05/14/2014 1:42:46 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: tophat9000

Contract. Where are you?


12 posted on 05/14/2014 1:43:31 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: tophat9000

Project Manager.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 1:43:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: SeekAndFind

This Tony Lee guy must be a paid hack for higher education. He’s lying and he knows it.

Plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, etc. can make a lot more than some idiot with a four year degree in a BS major.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 1:47:13 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: hadaclueonce
yep, and he was right. It's almost impossible to get rich working for someone else.

There are two keys to accumulating a lot of wealth. 1. Own you own business 2. make sure it's a passive investment that doesn't consume too much of your time (which leaves you with time to replicate the idea and your wealth)

15 posted on 05/14/2014 1:57:25 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: hadaclueonce

“Sell to the classes live with the masses. Sell to the masses live with the classes.”


16 posted on 05/14/2014 3:12:41 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Fledermaus

What he meant to say is the 4 year degree is the new high school diploma.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 3:12:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: heartwood

yeah...plus nursing is tough on the nipples...oh wait, what ? nevermind !


18 posted on 05/14/2014 3:20:47 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: hadaclueonce

Exactly; all your hard work and brainy ideas go to someone who only benefits from it. These days a lot of businesses are like a collective, with everyone benefiting and only a highly energetic few doing the bulk of the work. Everyone here knows of who I speak.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 4:09:27 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Mariner
So Cal or Phoenix. .im.open to
20 posted on 05/14/2014 10:03:54 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: hadaclueonce
I had a boss tell me one time, “you will never get rich working for someone else.”

Don't tell Nathan Myrvold and Paul Allen (former Microsoft employees who are now multi multi millionaires.)

21 posted on 05/14/2014 10:36:03 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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