Top five high paying jobs – no college required

We’re gonna be talking about five high-paying jobs that do not require any kind of formal college education.

I know a lot of people out there are insisting on going to college and getting some kind of degree,
but for those of you that are saying, you what, maybe I don’t want to go into debt
and take out student loans, what are some good options for jobs you could get with just a high school diploma?

That’s what we’re gonna talk about in this video,

The Top Five Jobs You Can Get and at the end,
we’re gonna include seven more jobs if you guys are looking for more ideas.

Now you’ll find that a lot of people end up deciding to go off and work at a fast food restaurant
or they work in retail and I honestly wanna discourage that because that’s gonna
be a very low-paying job for yourself.

And it might take you a little bit longer to find a better paying job than maybe a $10 an hour job working at some fast food restaurant, but you know, if you your due diligence, and research and really spend some time looking for high quality jobs, it is possible to find a really good quality job just with a high school diploma.

It is gonna take you longer to actually get hired at that job, but it’s gonna be worth it when you’re able to make significantly more money. So at all costs, I would say avoid working either fast food or retail.

So number one on the list is a Postal Service Mail Carrier.

Their salary is around $51,000 and that was back in 2011 so this job probably pays more today.
But if you wanna work for the postal service, you don’t actually need to have any kind of formal college education. Now, because this is a public sector job, you do have to take that civil service exam to actually be eligible for that job, but there’s a lot of postal carriers out there that are making over $50,000 per year. Many of them do not have any kind of formal college education.

One thing you might want take note of though is jobs like this, typically those who do have some kind of college education, well those people are going to take precedence over those who do not. So do consider that, if there is somebody who applies for that job who has a college degree,
well they’re probably going to get it just because they have skills above and beyond what you do for that line of duty.

Okay, number two on the list here is working as a Correctional Officer.

Now this is not going to be a glamorous job at all. You’re going to have to have very thick skin to do this job, but it is an essential part of our civilized lives today and a correctional officer is basically in charge of prisons and people inside them.

So yes, it’s gonna be a dangerous, confrontational job but as a result, it does pay pretty well.
So in 2012, the average correctional officer made a salary of around $43,500, so definitely not a bad job there in terms of that salary. But this is, again, not a job that’s going to be for everyone. Now there are both private and public prisons in the United States. If it’s a public sector job, again, you’re gonna have to take that civil service exam, I would imagine, but if you are look to work for a private prison, that might not be the case. And, again, those that do have a college education of some kind are mostly likely going to take priority when getting hired and they’re probably gonna be starting out at a higher pay and a better position within that prison.

Okay, number three on list is again, a very important job.

It’s a very important part of our civilized lives today, and that is working as a Transportation Security Officer.

So when you go to the airport and you’re getting your bag scanned and you’re getting your boarding pass checked, you are looking at a transportation security officer and those jobs actually pay surprisingly well. So the average transportation security officer or TSA employee is making
around $40,000 and that was back in 2016, so it’s probably around that today. But as far as jobs that don’t require any college education, this is not a bad gig at all. And you’re also doing something that is very important and helping protect the safety of people’s lives. So it’s a very important job and a lot of people would really be proud to do a job like that.

Now, number four is not actually a job per se, but it’s more or less an opportunity to make money for people that are more entrepreneurial. So let’s say you don’t have a college education, but you want to be making decent money, you don’t wanna be a fast food worker. You do have an option here of starting a digital marketing agency. Now basically what you would be doing is helping small businesses with Facebook ads and their social media presence.

So obviously, yes, you’re going to need some skills above and beyond a high school education, but these days, you can learn a lot online for free. There’s online courses that will teach you digital marketing, and so it is a really interesting opportunity, especially for young people, and I personally know multiple people who have digital marketing agencies that are making over $100,000 per year.

In fact, on average, when you take on a client, you’re looking at about $1,000 per month. So you only need a handful of clients and you’re gonna be making a significant amount of money with your marketing agency.

And then fifth and finally on our list, we have an Air Traffic Controller.

This is one of the highest paying jobs out there at a salary of around $122,000. Now while this job does not require a formal college education, it requires you to go through the FAA’s Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Program. So you are gonna have to go through formal schooling but it is not a college degree. And it’s going to gear you specifically for this job.

Now this is one of the most stressful jobs that you can have is being an Air Traffic Controller, so personally I would not recommend this as your first pick if you’re just looking to make a lot of money. But if you are interested in this line of work, it does pay extremely well at over $120,000 per year on average.

Those are five high-paying jobs that require no college degree of any kind.

What to do if you are broke

Today we are going to talk about what you should do if you are broke.

I’m not going to be tell you to start a shopify store or go buy bitcoin or give you one definitive solution, because there is no such thing as a definitive solution for what you should do to make more money and not be broke. Understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to improving your financial situation. If someone is telling you how to get rich, why would they be telling you if they could just do it themselves.

I know many people prey on the vulnerability of people who are in a poor financial situation and I just want you guys to keep that in mind.

If you’re in a bad financial situation, maybe you’re seeing ads for business opportunities. Do your research and due diligence. Understand that most of the time they are gimmicks or they don’t work as portrayed

If you’re broke you are in one of these situations:

You probably have zero dollars of positive cash flow each month.
That means that your income is equal to your expenses.

Believe it or not, that’s not the worst situation you can be in

If your expenses are exceeding your income, then you’re going into debt and my guess is if you’re reading this you are either living paycheck to paycheck or you have very little savings and you want to figure out how to make more money or save more money with the end goal of improving your financial situation.

DEFENSIVE APPROACH

This is simple:

If your income is equal to your expenses and you want to generate a positive cash flow, whether it be to have more money in your savings account or a rainy day fund or have money to invest or start a business, the first thing you can do is cut down on your expenses. I call that the defensive approach, because at that point its like pinching a penny out of a dime. You can save money, clip coupons, buy food that’s on sale. But you can only go so far with this approach.

When I was 15 years old, my parents had just gotten divorced and my mom didn’t have a lot of money. I had to help her with this defensive approach because we didn’t have much. We didn’t have enough to buy all the groceries we wanted, so I helped her clip coupons. We bought groceries that were on sale because we were following the defensive approach. Now that worked for us at the time. We were able to have enough money to pay rent, utilities and bills. You can only go so far with that as far as savings go.

I compare this approach to shrinking down and hunkering down, its like there is a problem but you are avoiding it. The main problem is you don’t have enough income. So I want you to focus on that. The very first thing you should do before you work on your income is to cut down on those discretionary expenses, maybe stop buying name brand groceries, clip coupons like I did with my mother, and do what you gotta do. That’s the first thing you guys should do.

OFFENSIVE APPROACH;

Run towards the problem instead of shrinking down. Increase your income!

That could be continuing education, starting a business, starting a side hustle, or getting a part time job on top of your normal job. The best thing you can do is run towards the problem and fix it.

I imagine the main problem for most people is the income. It will be different for everyone. Some people have the ability to work more hours, some people are more ambitious. Some people will get a part time job and maybe work during the holidays, whatever it is for you just figure out how to make more money.

BEST APPROACH = DEFENSIVE & OFFENSIVE APPROACH

Increase your income while decreasing your expenses, which will increase your positive cash flow. The best way to do that is to attack the problem from both sides. Two problems = not enough money and too many expenses.

Maybe you will read this and hope I tell you the next million dollar idea or how to go out there and make money for very little effort and if I did that I would be very dishonest.

Broke = when your income is equal to your expenses.
In Debt = when your expenses exceed your income.

The very first thing you need to do is figure out these numbers.

So many people have no idea what their expenses are, so the money is just flowing out of their account because they have no idea where its going.

  • Identify what your expenses are
  • Figure out what your positive or negative cash flow is.
  • How can you improve this

Figure out how to make more money, save more money, and then take the positive cash flow and invest into stocks and index funds and as a result your money is going to grow into more money. The end goal should be to figure out how to get out of making money in an active way, but that gets into passive income, which is a topic I will save for another post.

This is a good place to start if you are broke.