10 High Paying Jobs without a Degree [+3 Interview Secrets]

10 High Paying Jobs without a Degree [+3 Interview Secrets]


How do you get the highest paying jobs that
don’t require a college degree? By the end of this video, you’ll know exactly
where to find these jobs, how much you’ll make and the top 10 high paying jobs with
little or no education requirement. I’m also revealing the three secrets that
will get you any job you want. We’re talking high paying jobs without a
degree today on Let’s Talk Money. Beat debt. Make Money. Make your money work for you. Creating the financial future you deserve. Let’s talk money. Joseph Hogue with the Let’s Talk Money channel
here on YouTube. I want to send a special shout out to everyone
in the community, thank you for taking a little of your time to be here today. If you’re not part of the community yet,
just click that little red subscribe button. It’s free and you’ll never miss an episode. Student loan debt is out of control. We just heard from the Fed that Americans
owe almost $1.6 trillion in student loans, a little over $37,000 is the average amount
of debt. And there’s no reason for it. I’m not saying college isn’t a good idea
or can’t lead to some great opportunities but the fact is, there has never been a time
to get a high paying job without a college degree. More than two-in-three jobs out there require
only a high school education and some of them pay more than you expect. That’s why I wanted to do this video, researching
the best high paying jobs that don’t require a college degree. I’m going to start out showing you a great
tool by the department of labor to find these jobs then I’ll reveal the 10 best no degree
required jobs. After that, I’ll show you three secrets
to get any job you want so stick around to the end of the video because these are going
to work on any job, at any interview. I spent five years as a labor economist for
the State of Iowa so looking at these jobs, analyzing growth in different fields and the
high paying jobs that would grow a state economy, that’s what I did. I want to show you how to find your next job,
one with no degree required and that pays $50,000 a year or more. If you want to look at some of the data we’ll
be talking about, the Department of Labor has some great resources. First here is going to be the Occupational
Outlook Handbook at bls.gov/ooh. This is going to show you education requirements,
salary, job growth and lots of detail about each job. Next is the Employment Projects tool, and
this is what we’ll be using first to find the 10 high paying jobs with no degree requirements. You go here to bls.gov/projections and click
on the Occupational Projections Data. You can use each of these filters to change
your search so first we’ll click on this Typical entry-level education and click on
each of these up to Associate’s Degree, that’s a two year degree offered at a community
college. You can check any of these boxes you like
including jobs requiring an associate degree or those with no educational requirement. When we look at the 10 highest paying jobs
below, I’m going to include a mix of jobs that require only a high school education
and a few that require a two-year degree. We’ll also come over hear and show the wage
information to find jobs with a minimum of $45,000 a year or higher. Finally, I’m going to use this Employment
Change box to put in 5 here. This is the percentage job growth expected
over the decade to 2026. That’s going to filter our job search for
only those jobs where employment is growing. This is important but not something a lot
of people think about when they’re looking at jobs. The problem is they spend all this time in
a career only to find out that it’s a dying job. For example, Milling and Machine Setters,
pays a solid $43,000 a year and there are no educational requirements. The problem is, we’re losing jobs every
year. It’s expected 3,400 of these jobs will be
gone over the next decade. That’s almost 20% of the people working
in those jobs right now. I’m also limiting the search to high paying
jobs that make more than the average for an entry level job with just a high school education. I want to give you the jobs that are going
to support your family, not have you living from paycheck to paycheck. Once you’ve got all these filtered, click
submit to find the jobs. You can sort the list by any of these columns. We’ll sort them by annual wages to find
the ones with the highest pay and you can look to see education requirements and other
data. You can play around with the list but I wanted
to highlight the 10 highest paying jobs I found that don’t require a college degree
and have some great growth prospects ahead of them. We’ll start out with the lowest paying and
work our way to the top. Number 10 on our countdown of high paying
jobs no education required is Security and Fire alarm system installers paying an average
of $47,000 a year. That’s really good for a job that requires
no more than a high school diploma and some in the field are making nearly $70,000 a year. You might need some certificate training or
on-the-job training here but it’s a great job to get into. Employment for alarm installers is growing
at 14% a year which is three times the average job growth so there will always be jobs waiting. Number 9 on our high paying jobs countdown
is brokerage clerks with an average salary of almost $53,000 a year and some making over
$76,000. Now I have to admit, when I was working as
an analyst, we weren’t always so nice to the clerks. It can be an intense, high-pressure work environment
but it’s a great way to get into investments and work your way up into other roles. You need to know how to use an Excel spreadsheet
to enter stock purchase transactions, track information for brokers and record-keeping
but it will all be training on the job. This is another one growing fast and a great
annual salary that only requires a high school diploma. Number 8 on our list of high paying jobs with
little or no education requirements is flight attendant and an average salary of almost
$53,000 a year . And I want to say I was surprised at how much flight attendants make but then
I thought of all the crap they have to put up with from flyers and it kinda makes sense. There’s a little more training that goes
into this one but it’s all on-the-job and employment is growing 10% a year, twice the
average. Number 7 in our jobs countdown is paralegals
and legal assistants making an average of $54,000 a year up to over $81,000 on something
that only requires a two-year associates degree. Now here we’re starting to get into the
jobs that are going to take a little more education but there are still a few that don’t
require a two-year degree. Paralegals support lawyers with research into
legal cases, preparing legal documents and even help with putting together a case. Look, we’re a sue-you, sue-me society and
this job is booming with 15% growth every year. Job Number 6 on our countdown of high paying
jobs is a special one for me, my first professional job while in college was as a commercial real
estate agent and these people can make a lot more than the average $59,000 you see here
. The best part about being an agent or broker is that there’s almost no education requirement. In most states, you sit for a week long class
and take a licensing exam and that’s it. That doesn’t necessarily mean the job is
easy but with a little drive and motivation, you’re making a lot of money and there are
always job openings. Half way through our list of high paying job
with no degree required and number five is power-line installers making an average of
$69,000 a year. This was always a hot job when I worked as
an economist. You’ll need some electrician skills and
training but there is no formal education like an associates degree. Most of these jobs are through an apprenticeship
with a union or other licensing group. Number four on our countdown is probably my
favorite, licensed practical nurses or registered nurses. I studied employment in the healthcare field
and can tell you this is where the growth is. Nurses make an average of $73,000 a year and
much higher when you factor in night-pay and other factors. There is a huge shortage of nurses in America
and we’re expected to need over 438,000 more in the next ten years. That’s almost a half million job openings
waiting and the shortage is just going to keep pushing wages higher. Education for an LPN is a one-year program
while RNs require a two-year course but that’s one of the shortest education requirements
I’ve seen for such a great career. Just three left in our countdown and Number
three here is web developers making an average of $74,000 with some making well over $122,000
a year . Now this is one of those new world jobs so the requirements say an associate’s
degree but I’ve met developers with just a certificate program. If you’re looking for a corporate job at
a web development company or something like that, you’d probably need the two-year degree
but otherwise just the certificate program. Employment growth for developers is 15% a
year, three times the average for all jobs and 24,000 new jobs are expected to be added
in the next decade. Second to last in our countdown of highest
paying jobs is dental hygienist paying almost $75,000 on average. Here’s another one where you’ll need that
two-year degree but I’d say that’s a small price to pay for a job that makes about forty-grand
over the average annual salary. Like a lot of the health care jobs, this one
is growing fast with 20% annual job growth. The department of labor is expecting we’ll
need 41,000 more dental hygienists over the next ten years so there’s going to be a
lot of opportunity there. Finally the top job before we get to those
three secrets to get any job is a radiation therapist making $85,000 on average and requiring
just that two-year degree. You’re working closely with patients on
this one so it’s a lot like a nurse where you’re reviewing prescriptions and treating
people when it comes to their radiation therapy. We’re expecting 13% annual employment growth
here so thousands of new jobs every single year. Take a look at that jobs screener and some
of these high paying jobs with no education required because these are some great opportunities. Any one of these has a strong future and pays
way over what most jobs do, even some that require a college degree. Now I want to reveal those three secrets to
getting any job you want. Let’s be real here, you have to be at least
remotely qualified for the job, but if you’re going after one of these no degree required
jobs then there’s no reason you can’t get it. First is to find out as much as you can about
the job. That means more than just looking at the job
description posted but looking at the occupational handbook on the BLS site and reading up on
it. This is going to make it so you can ask the
smart questions at the interview. It’s going to make you look like you know
exactly what the job needs, like you’re excited for the job. Next is to dress appropriately and be early
for the interview. I’m amazed I have to say this but don’t
wear shorts or jeans to a job interview. Even if you’d wear casual clothes on the
job, at least put on a pair of khakis and a button-down shirt. You’ll lose no points for over-dressing
but under-dressing or looking sloppy will lose you the job. Also, we had a saying in the Marine Corps. If you’re on time then you’re already
five minutes late. Now you don’t have to be quite as strict
as this but plan on getting there early, just in case something goes wrong and you’re
later than expected. Finally here is to try connecting with someone
that works at the company and ask them what they like about it. You can do this with a LinkedIn profile and
send out a few messages to get their feedback. It might feel a little weird at first but
just like that first tip, this is going to give you the information to ask the smart
questions. You’re trying to show that not only are
you excited about the job but also about working for that specific company so you want to know
more about it than you might find on the company’s website. These three tips will get you at least through
that first interview and that’s usually all it takes for these no education required
jobs. Check out the list of high paying jobs and
start learning what you need to do today. We’re here Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
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29 thoughts on “10 High Paying Jobs without a Degree [+3 Interview Secrets]

  1. You definitely do not need a college degree to be able to make money. As a matter of fact, my friends that didn't go to college with me are currently having so much fun on their jobs they don't even remember ever considering college.

    However, I'm still thankful for being able to get 2 college degrees (still working on the second) without having to take a student loan debt (scholarship).

    Thanks for a great video, Joseph! My #1 job would be working in a high-end restaurant (which I'm currently doing) – long hours and fat tips = triple paychecks.

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  3. I left my job in March and just started looking for new jobs available. I have been beating myself up for not having a degree, but not any more. Thank you for this wonderful video. I really appreciate these research tips and also how to gain knowledge about a company where i want to apply for jobs. Thank you!

  4. Great info! My fiance doesn't have a college degree. He started making six figures in his 20s as a professional carpenter/stagehand. And it seems there's ALWAYS a shortage of labor in his biz.

  5. I got felonies on my record, it's not easy, I did landscape for 10 years until I lose my job cause of job policy, if you have violence and sex cases on your record they had to let you go, I got violence on my record and I lose my job. Never again, I create a job and in spite I don't make the money I make on my old job, but at least I can pay my bills, save, and invest money in the market in spite I throw in $5.00 to $10.00 every month. I do online surveys, doing jobs that pay everything from Bitcoin to money put in my PayPal account. Some job you can do at the house and still get paid, all you need a computer and a headset. It's so many ways to get paid, it's no excuse not to get money.

  6. Great video! I may have two degrees, but it's a challenge because I'm seen as being too over qualified. Currently, I'm taking advantage of all of the free information available online and with nonprofit organizations to learn various software to become a software developer. The need is so great you can work as an employee, remotely, and for yourself. They just want to see your portfolio. Thanks for posting!

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  8. Companies just hire someone they like only. I got two degrees from college without getting jobs. 100% wasted money only to go to college.

  9. Thank you. This was extremely helpful and came at the right time. I greatly appreciate your time, effort, and willingness to use your skillset to help people free of charge.

  10. Hey would you be able to do a video or provide guidance for people entering the industry. I am a senior Accounting and Finance major and would love to know about how to leverage these degrees together to make as much money and advance my career as quickly I can within a few years. Also can I get your opinion on the CPA v CFA and the need and roles they play within the industry.

  11. My son is going to be Lineman after high school. He only has to do a 10 week course. It is all on the job training. Starts out at $40,000 up to over $100,000. It is dangerous but the safety has come a long way and getting better everyday. He has always made straight A's but said he doesn't want to go to college and be in debt. I am proud of him. He hasn't given me a minutes trouble. I told him live with us for a few years and save all his money and buy a house right out. That is your major expense in life.

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