According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 80 occupations typically require less than a bachelor’s degree to enter and had median annual wages of over $50,000 in May 2010. Some of them had median wages that were much higher than that.
More than 60 percent of U.S. workers don’t have a bachelor’s degree, BLS data show. And some of these workers without a bachelor’s degree earned more than $33,840, the median annual wage for all workers in May 2010. Wages are affected by many factors, one of which is education. Generally, people with more education have higher wages than those with less education. But you don’t always need a bachelor’s degree to land a high-paying job.
And here’s more good info in this video: How To Find Good Jobs Without a College Degree
Here’s an infographic that lists the occupations that don’t require high degrees:
‘Hidden Gem Jobs for the Unemployed or Underpaid’ infographic was created by Job-Applications.