If you’re just coming out of the service, you might not have the time to go back to school. Here are 18 jobs that pay well and can certainly be attainable without the need to earn a four-year degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports, that millions of job openings will be available for high school graduates until 2014.
A person with a bachelor’s degree will typically earn 20,000 more annually than workers with a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate according to the Census Bureau. But high-paying jobs can be had with as little as on the job training, some college courses, or attending a technical school.
According to BLS, the jobs below are high-earning occupations that will see the most growth through 2014. The median annual earnings are based on the BLS, 2004 studies.
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
Maintenance and repair workers
Automotive service technicians and mechanics
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers
Representatives, wholesale/manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers
First-line supervisors/mangers of construction trades and extraction workers
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
First-lone supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers
First-line supervisors/mangers of production and operating workers
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators
Painters, construction and maintenance
By: Katie Dexter OIF Veteran