The Best-Paid Jobs Requiring No Bachelor's Degree
The Best-Paid Jobs Requiring No Bachelor's Degree

By Niall McCarthy (Statista)

Wages and salaries in the United States for the best paying jobs that don't require a college degree. This chart shows the median annual wage in jobs typically not requiring a 4-year bachelor degree.

If you're looking for a well-paid job but you don't have the money, time and sheer patience required to complete a four-year bachelor degree, do not fear! According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data published by Business Insider, plenty of U.S. jobs require an associate degree (usually taking two years), a postsecondary nondegree certificate or a high-school diploma.

Air-traffic controller offers the highest wages without a bachelor degree with the median annual salary coming to $122,410. Prospective applicants should keep in mind that the job still requires an associate degree. Even though nuclear-power reactor operator sounds like a job requiring extensive university qualifications, it actually only requires a high-school diploma or equivalent. It has a very lucrative median salary of $91,170 a year.

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