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what are some career choices that don't require a college education that pay well?

what are some careers that don't require a college education that pay well?

Thank you comment icon Selling Real estate only requires a couple weeks of classes to get your license. I got mine in less than 2 weeks. You should be able to do fine and pass the exam with a high school education. A lot of the learning is on the job experience. Some people do very well that I know. People skills and ability to sell are helpful. Elizabeth Lambert

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Zachary’s Answer

No College, Trades Plumbing, Electrician, Carpentry no formal bachelor program but schooling and I think its "work hours"/ apprenticeship hours same goes for masonry, welding construction iron/ steel work/ union based UPS/Amazon/ Logistics ... ( entry level is possible but moving up requires tenure with company .. I believe Amazon at least in some departments might have removed this requirement.

https://www.uscareerinstitute.edu/blog/80-Jobs-that-pay-over-50k-without-a-degree

building/ owning your own business.
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Elizabeth’s Answer

This is a great question because currently it is predicted that there will be a great need for people skilled in the trades such as carpentry, plumbing, or electrical work.
If you can start out of high school you will be acquiring income for 4 years instead of paying tuition, another added bonus.

If I knew what I know now in high school I would tell myself to not worry as much about how much my job was going to pay but to start saving as early as possible.

Of course you're going to want to get the best paying job you can that you also enjoy and find challenging. If you are able to get a job early and start saving in what is called a Roth IRA, you will most likely have a huge saving when you retire.
Currently you are legally allowed to put up to 6000 dollars of the money you earn in a year in a Roth IRA. If you are 18 when you start saving (you can start younger if you want if you have any income from any work) and put 6000 in every year for 10 years it will most likely have increased to be millions by the time you retire. If you start this early you will have more in retirement than most doctors and lawyers. It sounds complicated but it's actually not. I was able to talk to someone for free and find out what I needed at a financial services company. There's several to choose from if you do a web search. If you are not 18 you may need an adult to open the account. I know I would not have felt comfortable when I was younger going into a bank or financial service company but actually they are very nice and helpful typically. It may not be something you can do right now but maybe next year or after. I hope this helps.

Elizabeth recommends the following next steps:

Find a trade or skilled job that intrests you
Start working asap
Go to a financial services co and ask about Roth IRA
Save in your early years
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Andy’s Answer

A majority of jobs in the tech industry would allow for employees to progress within the company without requiring a college degree. If you’re comfortable starting from an entry role, you can usually explore other areas of the business and grow with the company. Some companies prefer to consider hiring internal candidates, which could give you a “leg up” as you progress in your career.
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Louis’s Answer

- a career in tech that you can get started without a college degree is customer management. I am a CSM that started off in an entry level role and I moved up and was able to land a great job at another company after a year of experience. There are also internships you can go for in this field, and there's a lot of chance for growth

-Look into a trade career such as welding, electrician, HVAC, plumbing,etc. Trades.such as these are always in demand all across the nation and also pay very well

- you can get into tech these days without a college degree. Even the big tech companies like Google and Tesla will hire you without a degree. You just need to find an area you're passionate about and work hard to find courses and hold yourself accountable to learning as much as you can. Doing that you can't possibly fail.
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Marcus’s Answer

If you meet the requirements, Air Traffic Control is a very rewarding career that only requires a high school diploma.
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