(Closed) Good paying job, no college degree?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Construction. I know highway repairerers making over 100 with OT

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well I think the problem is, at the moment the economy is terrible so most people with 2 and 4 year degrees, or even more are making what people without degrees can make.

Id look into civil service/gov type jobs, as you can work your way up the ladder through means other than education.

Also , technology/ computer science/ and healthcare are all great fields that with little education ( sometimes a certificate, or 2 year degree) you can do very well for yourself.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

DH works for Publix. Right now his pay is just okay, but when he moves up, he can make in the 60s to 80s or so as a department manager and well over 100 as a store manager. I have a PhD and will probably never make that much.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

oh and also UPS— you should google their wage and benefits…I wish I worked their as a driver/delivery woman 😉 Maybe your FI can apply or start seasonal to get his foot in the door, as I know they hire seasonal for the holiday package season comming up soon.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The sales consultants at my work make between 60-90K selling cars.  Managers make over 100K

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

DH is a head custodian/building lead hand for a school board at a school. He makes good money, has full benefits and a pension. Can’t ask for much more than that!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

We do cleaning and we could make a “killing” if we got our own contracts but that would take effort on our part and I think we need a lot of legalities to do this: Business name, register with the BBB, etc…

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Eva Peron:  At least in Canada, good luck getting any government job without a degree. Even admin jobs require some sort of certificate. About half the government jobs require masters these days. I have a bachelor’s degree in my job, it counted as 8 years worth of experience when I was hired. Everyone seems to want a government job here!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Working on the oil fields and oil rigs is a great paying job. A lot of them make 6 figures.

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