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9 Highest Paying Jobs Without A College Degree (2018)

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In this video, we will take a look at 9 different jobs that do not require a four-year college degree! All of the statistics mentioned in this video can be found on bls.gov The cost of attending some of the best schools in America can be upwards of $70,000 PER YEAR (ex: NYU) equating to nearly a quarter million dollars for a bachelors degree. If you are looking to save money on college and get the most "bang for your buck," then you may find this video to be useful. Call Me: https://clarity.fm/nateobrien Take control of your future with this FREE budgeting template: https://goo.gl/P3V2TH Listen to two audio books for FREE by signing up for an Amazon Audible 30 day free trial!!➤➤➤http://amzn.to/2DAuty0 Don't forget to join the Young Investors Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theyounginvestors/ Subscribe for more videos like this: https://www.youtube.com/nateobrien?sub_confirmation=1 Check out my second channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg60QRUSvLZMF4zHv2ajBqA/featured?sub_confirmation=1 Follow me on social media: Snapchat: nateob2 Instagram: nateobrienn DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
What are some other jobs that come to mind? Share your thoughts!
Jelly98 M (2 days ago)
Court reporter
Donald Walker (2 days ago)
New home sales!!!
Luke Cole (7 days ago)
Regional airline pilot
juan ontiverka (7 days ago)
Truck driver
N.A. McIntosh (21 days ago)
someone should have told all the homeless veterans at the shelter before we pulled their teeth at the dental health event we volunteered for
Nancy Smith (18 hours ago)
Sometimes a college degree actually hurts you. I could always find a job when I only had an associates degree in accounting. When I got my B.S. in accounting they were really nastier.
india morrow (1 day ago)
U can make 11 an hr at Walmart. Not great but enough to live on because college sucks
Jelly98 M (2 days ago)
Court reporter make great money and only need a certificate that shows you can wright 225 words per minute. Plus it’s fun ❤️ I know a girl who freelances and makes over $250,000 a year. Another girl makes $100,000 a year and also freelances. It depends on how much you want to work.
Jelly98 M (1 day ago)
Nate O'Brien no problem glad to help. 😁
Nate O'Brien (1 day ago)
Thank you for sharing! Never heard of that one!
Abe Lincoln (2 days ago)
Don't quote me but I don't think you need a diploma or degree to sell crack.
Nate O'Brien (1 day ago)
Fatimah Olawunmi (2 days ago)
Can you teach me how to develop web
Nate O'Brien (1 day ago)
I would check out skillshare or udemy for courses on the topic
a lot of these require further education, not four year bachelors persay but the level of work etc you basically are goig beyond an associates or a ba. RN nursing is a four bachelors degree pretty much, you can do a two year rn program but there are prereqs which are about a year and a half so sure it can be done quicker but no its basically a four year. i did lpn nursing for four years it took a year to get and is more what you should discuss, rn wouldve then been another two years for me from that with preexistins prereq creds
Graham Poole (4 days ago)
Machinist ( manual, not cnc) learn how to repair industrial equipment. Pumps, valves, compressors, etc. welder, mechanic, millwright. These skills are in high demand, once you are good you can name your price and these jobs will never be outsourced
Fazy Laze (5 days ago)
And a profesional gamer,if you win a championship.They divide it and each member gets around 100k
Ansh Patel (5 days ago)
A YouTuber?
Preeth ree (5 days ago)
caitlen hutson (5 days ago)
You forgot Wind farm and oil. Big money in both.
Bretmanbitch (6 days ago)
Colleges are scams
Chill Monster (6 days ago)
This is completely unrelated but you're hot. Forgive me I just had to
I make around 100k a year as a cnc machinist and I didnt graduate high school. Teachers said I was dumb. Whats dumb is someone that paid for an education to tell me I'm dumb to make under 40 grand a year.
Cameron S (7 days ago)
If I could restart I wouldn't have gone for a 4 year degree especially since my major is IT and I have never seen an IT job posting that requires a degree (just experience and certifications) but I'm already halfway done so I'm gonna stick it out.
Donald Walker (7 days ago)
New home sales!!! That’s a really a good one. In some states like Texas, you don’t need a RE Lic. We make anywhere from $100,000 to $700,000 a year. Depending on builder, market, how well one can sell. Love it! There is also one person in DFW Market that made $900k.
Donald Walker (2 days ago)
It really depends on the state that you are in and your experience. Some people start off working for a builder as a sales assistant. Pay will be around $40,000. It’s a struggle at first, but stick with it. The builder/sales manager will help you and watch you to see how a person is progressing. If one progresses very well, then Sales Associate, and after a sales associate, sales consultants. That’s where your money will come!!! It’s fun, hard work, but very rewarding! I would look for a state that has a hot new home sales market to get into. Hope this helps!
digital currency (3 days ago)
How do you get into this?
Cfass1 (7 days ago)
Traffic signal tech. I don’t do Sh*t all day. Every once in a while I have to work on an emergency. I almost get 3 months off a year and make 125k.
10469 (7 days ago)
Man .. you guys are way off on the blue-collar salaries you need to do more research.
gillian owens (8 days ago)
My course two years a degree .
patryck silva (8 days ago)
Tnx for the vid, many people underestimate these people, I was landscaping mainance and construction contractor and averaged about 100k, got tired of sold my route tools and trucks and now I'm a truck driver first year I'm 70k+ tnk God! And if I pick up more hours I know some co-workers making about 100k, now if you work for FedEx UPS or Safeway or long hauling you're making 120 up to 150 depending how much you want to work.
Junior sooklall (8 days ago)
Do I get a degree for watching all these video on YouTube?
drum tormentor (9 days ago)
Most of these jobs need a college degree bad title.
David Imperato (10 days ago)
As a web dev who didn't graduate high school I approve of this list. Employers in my field care about portfolio that demonstrates ability, not academics. Great money, great benefits, great atmosphere.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
My cousin is a Web developer. Dropped out of college after 2 years to start his business. Thanks for the input David!
Homer.S (11 days ago)
Oil and gas I started in the oilfield and made 60k first year and now I make 180k and no degree. Truck drivers, oil and gas refineries, oil and gas refineries construction
Gertrude Jumwa (21 hours ago)
What state is the best
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Thanks for sharing Homer!
Lukas Gabor (11 days ago)
I don’t need to be a millionaire I just want to have enough money to buy a house and new tech such as iPhone X or new smart tv 2018
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Great goals!
David Janow (12 days ago)
I don't have ged or high school I make 70k a year just stitting in my truck and run a pump Only time I drive is to and from job site rest of the time I sit next to a water pit to be honest I'm bout burned out on it in getting fat and lazy
David Janow (9 days ago)
+Nate O'Brien oilfeild frac water transfer all I do is pump water from pits to location in big ass 10 inch water hose moneys awesome you should check into it no experience required
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
That's decent money!
Azreale (12 days ago)
You forgot to mention chef! Bobby Flay dropped out of high school, look where he is now!
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Gordon Ramsey!! Aha
Moses Habimana (12 days ago)
nice video high quality
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Thank you Moses!
Alex Encinas (12 days ago)
Should be called "jobs you can get with an associates degree and trade school certificate"
will chacon (13 days ago)
This guy got his GED...College Sucks...n those jobs beaver is talking about...are taken...
Fernando Herrera (8 days ago)
You forgot to mention pipeline/rig welders, they can make over $100,000 a year.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Michelle Burkholder (13 days ago)
My oldest son is making 6 figures in tech. He never bothered to get his GED. He's just in the right place, right time and a brain like a computer.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
That's amazing! You must be proud of him!
Big Worm (13 days ago)
Dog groomer?
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Interesting idea!
biglokote monzon (13 days ago)
Ha! I didn't even finished highschool and I'm a 36 yr old truck driver making 70k a year working mon-friday and I'm home everyday bitches!!😅
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
That's great man!! Congrats!
sgtcrab1 (13 days ago)
Perhaps 95% of dental hygenists are women.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
That may be a fact
Jeremy Danzie (13 days ago)
You left out UX Designer. Average is 80-90k per year and Sr Design Leads are making 120-250k annually. It's one of the most in demand jobs in the world as of the moment. And you can work remote.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Thanks for the input Jeremy!
ZMan1471 (14 days ago)
Wish I was born in the 60's where you didnt need to become a millionaire just to have a house, TV, and food.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Inflation hits hard
Chad Shaffer (14 days ago)
I do believe college is a scam and waste of time
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
Sometimes it can be a waste but ultimately it's what you make of it
Anthony Jones (14 days ago)
To be a Registered Nurse you need a BSN degree. That is just about a 4 year process.
Michael Hamilton (15 days ago)
Realtor here, year 2 made 85k.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
I appreciate your input!
Jeremy Baker (15 days ago)
In inn out manager make 150000 a year but it takes a while to get that job. They only hire from within
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
johnny Jameson (16 days ago)
All those jobs require college or trade school....
WESpower13 (17 days ago)
Airline pilot is a good one. UPS and Fedex pilots can make close to 300k a year. Anything to do with insurance also. Insurance adjusters and agents can make very good money.
Nate O'Brien (9 days ago)
A lot of commercial airline pilots are required to have a bachelors but some do not require it
Jayne Yochum (19 days ago)
My boy freinds mom made 70,000 a year in the 70s and 80s as an lvn nurse in home health care her main skill is wound care mainly bullet wounds.
Nate O'Brien (19 days ago)
That's great!
Ncon00i Plus1 (20 days ago)
Old dominion freight line make no less than 100k
Nate O'Brien (19 days ago)
Thanks for sharing!
Brian E (20 days ago)
Im a ups driver and im shocked it didnt make the list, pending the overtime i get in a year right now im ranging between 98 and 109k
digital currency (3 days ago)
A ups driver requires a C license?
Nate O'Brien (19 days ago)
Wow that is incredible!
Dave A (20 days ago)
It's all about advertising and convincing going to college is a requirement.
Nate O'Brien (19 days ago)
Colleges dump billions into marketing
biobele william-west (22 days ago)
I thought you needed four year degree registered nurse
Vanessa Tejeda (22 days ago)
The other day I talk to a new city bus driver no degree here in the state of Washington there's always hiring drivers and he said he's getting $34 the hour
SuNNy BuNNy (22 days ago)
Hi Nate O'Brien
jony khan (23 days ago)
What a truth!! This guy is speaking truly and this is really a story!! I am now certified java developer and I hav no schooling. I learnt Java, C sharp, Python without any schooling and university but i am working in a big company. Universities and colleges are nothing but wastage of time. I think you have exam pressure in the uni and colleges but you can learn same thinkg being outside univesityes as it can save your time and you can enter in the labour market quickly than those who are graduated in univerisities.
Insider619 (24 days ago)
You want a career not just a job. The gig economy is not sustainable and why you have so many homeless people. It's the 80/20 rule in transactional jobs. 20% makes 80% of the money. The rest are left holding the bag without any retirement nor medical benefits at retirement age. One catastrophic medical event will eradicate any savings if not covered by a medical benefit if you have any savings at all.
mark Johnson (24 days ago)
If one had to do it all over again one would take a trade first. Because now colleges are becoming huge money pits for college graduates with little show for it ! College gradates are becoming slaves for a good portion of their lives to pay off loans. Now one take trade route far less debt and are you can buy home and live descent life and start a family with less debt. FYI : The fastest growing ,most profitable business is the student loan business . So don't become a slave debter! M
Reception, data entering +security man+drive+secretary
Steven Degli Angeli (25 days ago)
Nate, you are the most beautiful man I have ever seen. You are so handsome and cute. I would love to do you and make love to you,
N.A. McIntosh (25 days ago)
As a dental hygienist.... it is very likely that the total resources a student will spend to earn their AA in dental hygiene and pass the multiple board exams will likely far exceed the cost of the usual 4 year degree. I was thinking that an actuary might be the best job that doesn't require a 4 year degree.... you have to be an ace at math but, as I understand it, what is needed is to pass the series of mathematical actuary exams and that is often paid for while working at an insurance firm etc... I suspect the people that might fit into this category are probably already in Vegas.
Nicholas De Ville (26 days ago)
You may not need a college degree for these jobs but most of them require further education to get into the industry, and that further education costs money, just like college. These aren't jobs that you can just apply for and have a chance at getting them, you need to go to school for them. Be straightforward in your video and your title.
Wiill Fried (26 days ago)
Auto spray painting n body work..!!
Harsh (26 days ago)
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Rodrigo Flores (27 days ago)
Sell some ass hahaha!
jetdr (27 days ago)
Should add Aircraft Maintenance. Most major airlines pay upwards of 60k to start. Can be a little stressful but a great career.
Rosa M (27 days ago)
Shaeveon Wyatt (21 days ago)
But two years is better than four and with finical aid sometimes you can go-to community college for free
Amir Sezar (27 days ago)
Im drop out in a 3rd world country my life is fucked im just gonna kill myself
diane gonzalez (28 days ago)
1.67 a,minute 👀
Willy Nino (28 days ago)
I onestly don’t know what I’m going to do with my life I’m in 11 grand and still haven’t figured out what I’m going to do I need help
Gertrude Jumwa (21 hours ago)
Did you know what to do?
s45gr32 (28 days ago)
No mention of trucker or taxi driver. Lame, for those jobs you don't need trade school or an Associate Degree.
Manuel G Chapa Jr (28 days ago)
I was a High School dropout! I Joined the U.S. Army at 17. I served 27years,20 of those years with the 7th Special Forces Group. I earned my GED and a Bachelor Degree In Military History while serving full time. In the times before computers and online school. You can do anything in life if you apply yourself. Don’t ever take no for an answer!!!
_Fernadeez_ (3 days ago)
That’s tuff
John Mayne (28 days ago)
The high paid nurses have a bachelor's and the high paid electricians are 5 year journeyman. Elevator repair is such a rare gig good luck finding that opportunity. Good message though
Danny Luna (29 days ago)
Not true!! My niece is studying for RN she needs the 4 yr degree. So you're wrong on your info
Rettro (29 days ago)
If I were to do it again I would either go into the Coast guard, law enforcement, or healthcare pretty much guaranteed a retirement with any of those careers
Dark Archon (29 days ago)
Looks like MGK found a day job.
Nate O'Brien (28 days ago)
Thomas Huth (29 days ago)
But I do have a college degree. 🤔
Ruby Tejada (20 days ago)
Thomas Huth -L
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
Moon Slut (29 days ago)
I came here because he’s handsome
Jonathan Zavaglia (29 days ago)
In N Out management. Trust me.
Jonathan Zavaglia (3 days ago)
digital currency get hired and work your way up through all the levels and then express to your manager you want to go into it, any associate can do it if they are ready for the hard work necessary
digital currency (3 days ago)
How do you get in management at in n out?
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
Best place on earth
Fab Canadian (1 month ago)
You should of mentioned “cyber security analyst “
Kempf Racing (1 month ago)
Full time UPS drivers can make up to $120,000 a year.
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
But watch out for mean dogs!!!
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
Nope dont believe we need college and i know alottr of people with HUGE debt. You can have a house, all that shit without it, i have accomplished alot and at 29 own a condo and own properties and what not. No stress of debt or yearsss of school.
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
That is great to hear! Thanks for sharing your story!
Noobionic (1 month ago)
I have a mechanical engineering degree and I'm thinking about switching to web development.
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
Wishing you the best
Noobionic (1 month ago)
Or forget everything and become a monk
Dante (23 days ago)
Vernon Delap (1 month ago)
I have a collage degree and still can't get work, it's all lies and bullshit to get you to spent thousands of dollars all for a useless piece of paper that no one cares about.
Sera Mendes (1 month ago)
My friend if this young boys listen to u they will give up their studies they need to have a degree in hand that is the least they can hv pls friend it won’t work tks
yazmin gutierrez (1 month ago)
I was never naturally book smart by any means, but I think college is great because it helps people get more educated . . .aka higher education. Honestly I see some real stupidity on the Internet these days and it's just sad. I mean if you know the difference from research and a web search you should be good, otherwise you should reconsider what you think is factual lol
Harley Saunders (1 month ago)
Law enforcement or Military as well.
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
100% agree
Heraldo Medrano (1 month ago)
Heraldo Medrano (1 month ago)
Drug Dealers
Tito Skywalker (15 days ago)
Heraldo Medrano A drug dealer is for the complete loser who is to stupid to do anything else. There are way better options out there to become one of those losers who ends up getting gangbanged in prison.
Tony DNY (1 month ago)
I would add Aviation jobs from amt and ATC controller
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
Mar J (1 month ago)
You should get a 4 year college degreeto become a registered nurse, every hospitals are looking for people with e BSN now.
M G (1 month ago)
Business Intelligence Developer here with no degree to my name. Self trained T-SQL, Python and Data Visualisation tools and currently studying more topics to further enhance my skill set. Find a field that catches your attention, research the tools and skills required to get a start in it, spend as much free time learning and practising and building a portfolio and eventually offers will come your way. Also, I think In total I’ve spent around £2k on materials, certifications, subscriptions and so on.
Jacques Chevrier (1 month ago)
I’ve found that the welding salaries are always very off. I’m not sure where the statistics are getting their information from but many welders get $700 a week from per diem alone. That’s roughly $36,000 alone if you keep work the entire year. Tack on atleast $25 an hour with overtime usually adding an additional 20-44 hours a week. Boilermakers may be different, but pipeline welders easily make $4,000 a week.
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
Jacques, I agree with you. I am friends with half a dozen welders and I know for a fact that three of them are making at least $45/hour. I am however in the northeast where salaries are generally higher (NYC, Newark, % Philly)
Mr. Hutch (1 month ago)
You may also want to check out Ameriplan usa dot ws. You can work from home. No degree needed.
John Batchler (1 month ago)
Bar tender when u get to the top u'll be making $100,000 a yr
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
If you are attractive or a really cool person you will make double tips easily
Scorpion (1 month ago)
Title is mis-leading. You really should change it to "9 Highest Paying Jobs Without a 4-Year Degree"
Latha Kularathne (1 month ago)
I don't think you an be a Nurse with out 4 year diggree
Igor Sanchez (1 month ago)
Hmmm, 20 something giving life advice....thanks but I'll pass.
Righteous Servant 29 (4 days ago)
You can learn from a baby?
Fake L.A (28 days ago)
It's about perspective. I'm in my 30's and would never reject advice. You hear it out and make your own decision on what to do with that information.
All Smiles (1 month ago)
Coal mining, hub pulls over 100,000 a year. Dangerous though.
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
much respect for that job!
Mohammed Farhan (1 month ago)
Well I am new here to Canada. Can anyone tell me out in making good money and long time career ? With Engineering degree and currently enrolled in University.
tristan kanthack (1 month ago)
How bout helicopter pilots????
Nate O'Brien (29 days ago)
Sounds fun!
tara paul (1 month ago)
With nursing, first you get your 2 year degree, then you have two years of nursing school. Then, more school for BS. If you want.
trident Ghana (1 month ago)

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