If you want to earn more, you have to get a college degree. While it’s true that individuals with college degrees earn more, you can still earn a decent living even if you don’t have a degree.
What if college is not possible?
For many people, college just isn’t in their future. It could be the price or other personal reasons that keep them away. Heck, some people just don’t like school. Is there any hope for these types of individuals to make a decent living?
The answer is a resounding yes! Here’s an interesting list of the best careers that don’t require a college degree. It looks like most of them pay $50,000-$60,000 a year. While you’re not going to become wealthy on that, you can create a comfortable life if you practice sound financial principles.
The top 5 careers that don’t require a degree
- Air traffic controller
- Elevator Install
- Gaming Mgr.
- Dental hygienist
- Transportation Mgr.
While these careers don’t require a college degree, they do require some training at some type of trade school. Tuition, however, at trade schools are generally much lower than college tuition.
Some will argue that $50,000 doesn’t go very far in different parts of the country. You’ll have to sacrifice some luxuries in order to have a comfortable life, but many of the things you’ll sacrifice you won’t miss. You might consider moving to a different area if the cost is too high and if you have a job opportunity exists.
Again, I want to reiterate, you’re not going be making six figures with these jobs. If you want an upper middle class lifestyle, then you’re best bet is to go to school and get a degree. But if college isn’t in your picture, take a look at the list and see what your options are.
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