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There is no replacement for higher education if you want to work in a field which requires specific skills and knowledge, but if circumstances have left you facing the world without a formal education beyond high school you’re not necessarily destined for financial hardship. There are many opportunities out there and many of them are well paying. Here are the top ten high paying jobs for little education:
1. Freelance Web Surfer
Web surfers are contracted by different companies to visit certain websites in order to collect and analyse information and data. This type of information is required so that the company contracting the web surfer can better understand the behaviour of people using the sites. There is no specific training involved and the only qualification is a high level of self discipline, good memory, logical thought and a keen eye for detail. It can be a high pressure job and you will be constantly looking for new clients to maintain a good income but with a strong client base you can earn an average of around $80,000 to $90,000 a year, quite sufficient to finance a good lifestyle.
2. Construction Worker
Skilled construction workers can earn quite large incomes even builders’ labourers. There are always jobs available in the major cities where construction work is taking place. There are no formal qualifications needed to get a start as long as you are physically strong and don't mind working outdoors during all months of the year. Wages of $100,000 a year or more are not unusual and the more experience you build up the more you will be in demand. This is quite a fast way to accumulate finance if you are ambitious about starting your own sub-contracting business in the same field.
3. Mining Worker
The world is short of resources and no matter what is happening with the various economies of the world, Asia is growing fast and there is no sign of it letting up. Every country where there is mining activity is screaming for unskilled labour. All types of work are available from security personnel, truck drivers, drillers, locomotive drivers and cleaners, where the people chosen to fill these positions are all taken on face value and a good work history. Training can be provided on the job and wages in excess of $150,000 are not out of the question.
You may have to start out as a deckhand but if you stick to it you can work your way up to captain of the vessel. No educational qualifications are required to work on a boat be it a fishing trawler, a cargo ship, cruise vessel or passenger ferry. Once you get to the level of ship’s captain you will be in charge of your own destiny. You will have to be able to navigate the ship, manage crew members, know and abide by maritime and local laws in all the ports you visit. You will also have to be able to handle the accounting needs on board as well as managing the payroll and cargo inventory. Once at the top you can expect a salary in the order of $80,000 to $90,000 dollars. You might even be able to save enough to finance the purchase of your own vessel as you can't spend much while you are out at sea.
5. Train Driver
Locomotive drivers earn over $70,000 a year and are responsible for the handling, speed and mechanical operation of the locomotive. Training is carried out by the particular railway company you are working for. You will of course have to work your way through the ranks, many starting off as conductors where you can prove yourself responsible enough to be considered for training to become a railway engineer. Most railway companies insist you have a basic education qualification equalling that of a high school graduate. Work is mainly shift work and it can take you a long way from home.
6. Air Traffic Controller
Big money is great while it lasts but because of the constant pressure involved many Air Controllers’ careers are relatively short lived. Your job would be to ensue all planes coming in and out of an airport are in their right positions and the flow is orderly and safe. Many air controllers start their working lives in the defence forces or in some other area of aviation management. Training is through specific industry programs but no formal educational qualifications are required. Salaries are generally in the area of $130,000 which means you could save a lot that would allow you to finance your own business when you feel you can no longer put up with the high responsibility that is constantly required of you.
7. Real Estate
Careers in real estate can be quite lucrative in a county with a growing economy. During a period of rising house prices a lot of money can be made by earning high commissions. The same is not so true when prices start to fall. A good real estate broker can earn anything from $80,000 a year upwards in good times. No formal education is needed but you will need to be of smart appearance and well dressed with an astute mind and have a flair for selling. Many real estate brokerage firms are franchises these days but you can still manage to start from scratch be getting a job in real estate and taking advantage of any opportunity that may come up.
8. Home Aide Supervisor
This is a job in the nursing field that monitors the quality of care being performed by home aides in looking after at-home patients. It is a job that will be in more demand with the number of 'baby boomers' getting older. No formal education is required here either but you will need to be compassionate, responsible, cheerful, patient and emotionally stable at all times. Home aide supervisors can earn in the vicinity of $60,000 to $65,000 a year.
9. Casino Gaming
Work your way up in a casino as a gaming manager in holiday resort and you will think all of your dreams have come true. Be surrounded by beautiful, rich and successful people, drinks, music and entertainment all without need the need of a formal education. What you will need is hard work and dedication.
10. Airline Hosting
Once you land the job of being an airline host you are in the position of working your way up to that of in flight service manager. This puts you in charge, brings you in about $70,000 plus a year and you won’t be asked about your education qualifications. Your finance worries will then be all behind you.
Do any of these top high paying jobs interest you?
Kristy Ramirez writes for Life Insurance Finder a free life insurance comparison website, where she helps people to compare and select the best income protection insurance policy to meet their needs at the cheapest possible price.
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