Is College Worth It? 10 Well Paid Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree!

Is College Worth It? 10 Well Paid Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree!

Is college worth it? Many new high school graduates are asking if getting a college degree is worth the time and money. In fact, many college graduates are discovering that finding a job is not easy and paying back student loans deeply cut into their household income. Most students sign up for student loans not fully understanding the impact on their future wallets. It is no wonder that so many people care asking – “Is college really worth it?” Here are a list of 10 jobs that do not require college degrees.

Is College Worth It? 10 Well Paid Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree!

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Social media copywriter
Main Duties: Create online presence, create content that is informational and engaging, create content to attract readers, utilize keywords and search engine optimization in content and convert readers within medium
Average Annual Wages:$43,000
Education Required: No formal education is required; however, excellent writing skills and knowledge of search engine optimization is a must.

Web Designer
Main Duties: design and create websites that are attractive and performing good
Average Annual Wages: $62,500

Education Required: Certificates or apprenticeship in programming and/or graphic design

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Heating and Refrigeration Mechanic
Main Duties: repairing and installing the following systems: heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration
Average Annual Wages: $43,640
Education Required: Apprenticeship, in some states a license is required

Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks
Main Duties: reconcile records, record transactions and update statements
Average Annual Wages: $35,170
Education Required: High School diploma, basic math, computer skills, bookkeeping software and spreadsheet knowledge

Construction Equipment Operators
Main Duties: operate heavy machinery used in construction
Average Annual Wages: $40,980
Education Required: On the job training, apprenticeship or trade school

Craft and Fine Artist
Main Duties: create the following types of art – handmade goods, glassware, pottery, textiles, paintings, illustrations and sculptures
Average Annual Wages: $44,380
Education Required: raw talent, must have the ability to be creative and turn ideas into a product

Airline and Commercial Pilots
Main Duties: fly airplanes
Average Annual Wages: $98,410
Education Required: commercial pilot license and/or Airline Transport Pilot certificate

Detectives Criminal Investigators
Main Duties: investigate crimes
Average Annual Wages: $45,740

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Education Required: high school diploma and many states require a license

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Main Duties: help patients recover and return to healthy daily life and work habits
Average Annual Wages: $53,240
Education Required: 2- year certification program

Truck Drivers
Main Duties: hailing heavy or bulk material in large trucks
Average Annual Wages: $38,200
Education Required: Professional truck driving school, commercial driver’s license

Most people attend college to better their job outlook; however, the current job market suggest that great paying jobs do not require degrees. There are jobs for every talent and interest. Is college really worth it? There are many who would say, “Not for me!”

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