Hey guys and welcome back to Go Health Guide. In today’s article, we’ll be talking about something that many of you must be curious about, and if not it might tickle your interest “Can I really get a high paying job without a college degree?” The simple answer to this question is; yes, nonetheless it’s still highly advised that one should get a college degree, especially if you are interested in working in a highly specialized field such as Engineering, Finance, Medicine, and so on. In the world and global economy we live in today, gone are the days, when a person had to spend four years or more in college in order to get a good job. In our modern world, unlike in the past, having a college degree now is no guarantee that you’ll get a high-paying job. In today’s economy where technology is breaking economic, social, and mental barriers, the old narrative requiring a person to have a University degree to land a job or a high-paying job is seldom true today. Although most jobs still require a person to have a degree or some level of tertiary education. You see, although degrees were a prerequisite, our current world is shifting focus, from degrees and certificates oriented qualifications to skills and experience-based model. If you possess a set of skills that an employer requires, they would be willing to pay you huge sums for your skill. And you do not necessarily need a college degree to land the job either. Although you might need some experience or a track record. So today, I have compiled a list of some of the highest-paying jobs that don’t require a university degree. Some of these jobs require physical skills and others soft skills, some of them require experience and others not so much. Now let’s begin.

Number 1: Computer Programming. With the advancement of technology, the need for professionals who can manipulate computers and related technologies is ever-growing. We are in the age of self-driving cars, voice-activated assistants, the internet of things, and so many other technological inventions that would have looked like magic a century ago. All these are hinged on the ability to interact with computers. Guess what? You don’t need a college degree to learn how to program computers. And No, I am not saying it is easier to learn without a formal degree, but it’s very possible. In fact, TechRepublic.com made a list of 15 global companies that have scrapped the requirement for a degree for some of their top positions. Google, Apple, IBM, and Earnest & Young are among the many. Now, I am not saying you would definitely land a job with these guys as a programmer, but this gives an idea of how large the opportunities are. Annual salaries of programmers begin from about $84,000, and when allowances and incentives are added, you know for sure they earn good money.

Number 2: First-Line Supervisors Of Installers And Other Related Jobs To directly supervise mechanics, installers, repairers, plumbers, electricians, and other related workers in a company isn’t a job that requires a university degree. The job is focused on making sure that the workers you are supervising are going by the rules, and doing a standard job. The only thing you might need is the ability to understand work processes, and also human relationship skills. Annual salaries of supervisors begin from about $60,000 and sometimes run up to 100 grand.

Number 3: Funeral Service Director. Okay, this had to feature because it is actually a high-paying job considering that you don’t need a degree to be one. You just have to overcome your fear and reluctance for being around death and also have a good eye for planning funerals. The truth is that you may not have to be around coffins all the time, but you would be required to plan and direct the ceremonies. This job has an annual salary of about $57,000. You might need to have a diploma or take some certificate courses in order to obtain some official status.

Number 4: Voiceover Artiste. With many business brands rising up and targeting a global market, even those from non-English speaking countries, there has never been a better need for voiceover artists. Do you really need a degree to speak English fluently with the right accent? Of course not! The past five years have seen the rise of voice-over companies, and many individuals sell their voiceover gigs on various freelancing platforms. From personal encounters and surveys on different freelancing platforms, voiceover professionals earn about $45,000 annually and can be more for anyone with an established track record. However, voiceover professionals get paid per hour spent on a project.

Number 5: Flight Attendant. The job of a flight attendant is exciting and rewarding in itself. Asides from the traveling experience and the chance to explore new countries, flight attendants, are well paid with annual salaries running into $56,000 or more. An associate degree or a certificate in relevant areas is enough to get you a job as a flight attendant.

Number 6: Business and Copywriter. Some of the jobs that the internet and modern business strategies are creating are business and copywriting positions. As more businesses are established in industries, the competition has and will naturally keep increasing, and it is now necessary for businesses to outdo their competition to stay in profit. Copywriting is a skill that a lot of freelancers and regular employees of companies are earning a huge income from. You actually don’t need a degree to learn these skills as there are numerous online platforms that offer courses you can take for free or for a little fee. Annual salaries are in the five-figure range and only vary according to the company, business, or organization.

Number 7: Security And Protocol. This industry is often undervalued until we see how important it can be during an emergency or crisis. Well, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics report it is well worth it! You don’t even need a university or college degree to become a security or protocol detail or official. Although it can be a risky job, the pay is good and service hours are somewhat flexible, given that you’ll most probably run shifts. Depending on the company or outfit you work with, you might be required to take special courses to keep your skills sharp though. Salaries are also in the five-figure range.

Number 8: Postmaster. Postmasters are responsible for guaranteeing your mailman makes it to your door each and every day with your mail in hand. They are employed by the federal government to plan and direct the daily services of the United States Postal Service while assigning day-to-day work to employees. Postmasters earned an average annual wage of $77,000 as of 2018. If this is a career you are hoping to peruse, you’ll need a high school degree or its equivalent and relevant experience.

Number 9: Dental Hygienist. A dental hygienist works to complement a dental doctor by cleaning and examining patients’ teeth and giving them the required oral care. Dental hygienists earn around $60,000 yearly and are not required to take a college degree but only a two-year associate degree. As a dental hygienist, you can find employment in clinics or hospitals, or you could even work in the private sector and partner with other healthcare providers.

Number 10: Farm Or Factory Manager. These positions are open to just about anyone with the necessary skill and knowledge to run the affairs of a farm or factory and ensure their success. The job is about planning and directing the management of farm or factory structures and establishments. The mean annual pay is almost $70,000. The usual requirement is a diploma or an associate degree, to begin with.

These are just a few jobs that do not require you to have a four-year university degree, and there are many more out there. I highly encourage you to do more research on some of the jobs that I have listed. You can also search online for other jobs that don’t require a college degree. For example, you can become an actor, an entrepreneur, a musician, an artist and many, many, more.
Thanks for reading. And I will see you in the next one.

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