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No Degree? No Problem with These High Paying Jobs

Just because you don’t have a college degree doesn’t mean you can’t get a high paying job.

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A new report from CareerCast, “Best Jobs Without a College Degree,” says there are plenty well-paying jobs out there for people who weren’t among the Class of 2013.

The college degree though will help you get an interview even though you may never need it again. A CareerBuilder survey found that nearly a third of managers are hiring college graduates to fill jobs historically held by high school graduates.

You can still, however, have a rewarding career without a college degree, says CareerCast, an employment site that regularly does research on job trends. That’s good news with the unemployment rate continuing to drop.  “As the job market slowly improves, opportunities for high school graduates and those with post-high school training are increasing steadily,” Publisher Tony Lee said in releasing the CareerCast report. “Trade vocations are vital to the United States’ ongoing economic recovery, particularly with renewed emphasis on the manufacturing sector. Some top career paths do not require a college degree, including automobile body repairer and glazier.”

CareerCast listed jobs in demand that don’t require a degree and their median salary:

–Web developer ($75,660)

–Communications equipment management ($54,710)

–Electrician ($48,250)

–Paralegal assistant ($46,680)

–Plumber ($46,660)

–Industrial machine repairer ($44,160)

–Administrative/executive assistant ($34,660)

–Auto body repairer ($34,660)

–Glazier ($36,640)

–Bookkeeper ($34,040)

–Pest control worker ($30,340)

–Skin care specialist ($28,920)

–Receptionist ($25,240)

–Hair stylist ($22,500)

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