10 of the Highest Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree
College isn’t suited for everyone, so it’s a good thing that bachelor’s degrees aren’t a prerequisite for success.
Vocational schools — institutions that teach and provide certification for trades — are well adapted for potential laborers and workers who enjoy working with their hands in the field.
In the 1970s, post-Vietnam War America saw a decline in the popularity of vocational jobs as the prestige of academic degrees rose. Millennials are the most educated generation in history, but many still struggle to find employment out of college — unemployment for young people is at about 14%.
Training: Requires knowledge of construction and certification through the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
Other information: This is a job that requires people to work their way up the ranks, unless they have a college degree.
Because many of these unique career opportunities are not on young workers’ radars, those that have chosen to learn these trades are highly sought after. Perhaps for some, it’s time to start researching vocational professions and exchange those pens for tools.
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