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25 Top Paying Jobs Without a Degree

August 24, 2009

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25 Top Paying Jobs Without a Degree

image I was emailed a link to the following article today. The writer of the article is debating whether it is worth it or not to pay for college and get a four year degree. The top 25 jobs (without a degree) are listed below. Yes, funeral director is on the list. But should it be? No you don’t have to have a four year degree but you do have to attend and graduate from a Mort. Science program. And it can certainly take four years to get through school and a apprenticeship. Follow the link to view the list. Should a FD be on the list?

Can you get a good paying job without a degree?

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After recently writing about the debate of whether a college degree was still worth it or not, I have been doing a little bit more research on the topic. I found out about the growing FauxPloma industry and I recently stumbled on an article that talks about the top paying 25 jobs that you can get without a degree.

25 top paying jobs that don?t require a degree

Here are 25 of the top-paying jobs that don?t require a four-year degree and their average salaries, based on data from the BLS and

1. Air traffic controller: $102,030

2. Funeral director: $79,517

3. Operations manager: $77,839

4. Industrial production manager: $73,000

5. Transportation manager: $72,662

6. Storage and distribution manager: $69,898

7. Computer technical support specialist: $67,689

8. Gaming manager: $64,880

9. First-line supervisor/manager of police and detective: $64,430

10. Nuclear power reactor operator: $64,090

11. Computer specialist: $59,480

12. First-line, non-retail supervisors/manager: $59,300

13. Nuclear technician: $59,200

14. First-line supervisor/manager of fire fighting and prevention worker: $58,920

15. Real estate broker: $58,720

16. Elevator installer and repairer: $58,710

17. Sales representative, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products: $58,580

18. Dental hygienist: $59,790

19. Radiation therapist: $57,700

20. Nuclear medicine technologist: $56,450

21. Power plant distributor and dispatcher: $57,330

22. Fashion designer: $55,840

23. Ship engineer: $54,950

24. Detective and criminal investigator: $53,990

25. Commercial pilot: $53,870