For the most part, when a person starts thinking about the better-paying jobs in the workforce, our minds shift towards those at the end of a college career. After all, that’s probably why most people go to college in the first place. We have been trained to believe that the only way a person can make it in the world is to load up on college credits and plug on for that higher salary.
However, that might not always be the case. And, while I would never discourage a person from continuing their education (we should never stop learning), I would admit that college might not be in the cards for everyone. Nearly a year ago, I took a position with US Steel as an entry-level employee. I didn’t realize how much money an individual could make with that company until I began talking to the longer-tenured workers. I was surprised to learn that there were many six-figure salaries coming out of that place for workers who had no college education. They were simply willing to work hard and put in the hours.
Daniella Emanuel, at Buzzfeed, recently posted an article about 16 jobs that make a killing in regards to income. These are all jobs that you would not consider to have lucrative salaries but pay out well regardless. Many of them require no education or a minimum amount.
Who here is avoiding checking their bank account after an indulgent weekend and wondering how on earth they’ll ever be able to make enough money to sustain their expensive habits? Can I get a woot-woot?
Well, we’ve got a few ideas for you! Reddit user ShanChabasked the Redditsphere, “What’s an unexpectedly well-paid job?” Here are some responses that might have you questioning your degree, career, and just overall life choices:
1.Garbage collectors in New York ($100k+).
2.A closed-caption broadcaster for the news (up to $72k).
3.A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority worker ($100k+).
4.A court reporter ($100k+).
5.An aircraft dispatcher ($100k+).
6.A mobile crane operator ($200k+).
7.A bathroom attendant in a fancy restaurant ($100+ per night).