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10 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree

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Filed on July 23, 2017
10 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelors degree

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Wondered what jobs you could get without a bachelor's degree? There are many up for grabs. And what's more, these are high-paying and require only a two-year associate degree, post-secondary non-degree certificate, or just a high-school diploma.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a report unveiling the 10 highest-paying jobs which don't need a four-year degree. Each has a median annual salary of at least $68,000 (approximately Dh2,49,764).

1. Air-traffic controllers

Their job is to monitor and direct the movement of aircraft. Median annual wages of air-traffic controllers are the highest for any occupation in which workers typically do not need a bachelor's degree.

Median annual wage (2016): $122,410
Education required: Associate's degree
Projected job openings (through 2024): 7,500
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: Long-term

2. Nuclear power reactor operators

They operate or control nuclear reactors, move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, record data in logs, and implement emergency procedures when needed.

Median annual wage (2016): $91,170
Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
Projected job openings (through 2024): 2,600
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: Long-term

3. Transportation, storage and distribution managers

They are in-charge of coordinating transportation, storage or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations.

Median annual wage (2016): $89,190
Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
Projected job openings (through 2024): 27,100
Work experience: Five years or more
On-the-job training: None

4. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

They directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of a police force.

Median annual wage (2016): $84,840
Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
Projected job openings (through 2024): 43,000
Work experience: Less than five years
On-the-job training: Moderate-term

5. Power distributors and dispatchers

They are tasked with coordinating, regulating, or distributing electricity or steam.

Median annual wage (2016): $81,900
Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
Projected job openings (through 2024): 3,900
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: Long-term

6. Radiation therapists

They check equipment, observe patients' reactions to treatment, and document sessions.

Median annual wage (2016): $80,160
Education required: Associate's degree
Projected job openings (through 2024): 6,200
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: None

7. Nuclear technicians

Their job is to assist physicists, engineers, and other professionals in nuclear research and nuclear production.

Median annual wage (2016): $79,140
Education required: Associate's degree
Projected job openings (through 2024): 2,800
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: Moderate-term

8. Elevator installers and repairers

They assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

Median annual wage (2016): $78,890
Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
Projected job openings (through 2024): 5,900
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: Apprenticeship

9. Detectives and criminal investigators

Their work involves conducting investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.

Median annual wage (2016): $78,120
Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
Projected job openings (through 2024): 28,300
Work experience: Less than five years
On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training


10. Commercial pilots

They pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air-carrier routes or helicopters. Requires commercial-pilot certificate.

Median annual wage (2016): $77,200
Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
Projected job openings (through 2024): 15,100
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training





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