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Johnez

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Re: No Degree - 27 High Paying Jobs
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 04:55:40 PM »
I guess these articles can be helpful for thinking outside the box, but the "educational" requirements are unrealistic in many cases. "First Line Supervisors of mechanics" is the first and most ridiculous example. No education required, not even any on the job training is necessary, just walk right in and apply! Yeah....not gonna happen.

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Re: No Degree - 27 High Paying Jobs
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 01:15:42 PM »
Many of the examples given require additional training that you'd need to pay for, one way or another.

Most companies will not hire a "web developer" who doesn't have significant programming skills. These skills need to be acquired, at a cost.

"Commercial Pilot"... yup, you only need a High school Diploma. Oh, and a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Which will cost you somewhere between 9'000 and 25'000, according to google.
Also, it seems you'd have to be extremely lucky to actually make 60'000 a year. Entry level salaries seem to be closer to 20'000 a year (yup, below the "poverty line")

And that's the only one I looked up, out of curiosity. Sounds to me like that article is full of ...

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Re: No Degree - 27 High Paying Jobs
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 10:14:41 AM »
No education required, not even any on the job training is necessary, just walk right in and apply! Yeah....not gonna happen.

I think where it says "On the job training" is actually an indication of whether you can typically receive on the job training, not a measure of how much training is needed to perform the job.


Many of the examples given require additional training that you'd need to pay for, one way or another.

Most companies will not hire a "web developer" who doesn't have significant programming skills. These skills need to be acquired, at a cost.

"Commercial Pilot"... yup, you only need a High school Diploma. Oh, and a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Which will cost you somewhere between 9'000 and 25'000, according to google.
Also, it seems you'd have to be extremely lucky to actually make 60'000 a year. Entry level salaries seem to be closer to 20'000 a year (yup, below the "poverty line")

And that's the only one I looked up, out of curiosity. Sounds to me like that article is full of ...

In fairness to the article, it's titled "27 High Paying Jobs That Don't Require a Bachelor's Degree," not "27 High Paying Jobs That Require No Skill or Knowledge or Training Whatsoever."