We hear a lot about how you need a college degree to get a high-paying job these days. The truth is, while a college education can increase your chances of earning more money, there are some jobs that offer high-paying positions without a bachelor’s degree.
Some of the jobs on our list require no-experience at all, while others require workers to spend 5 or more years gaining entry-level experience before they start making the big bucks.
From postmasters and power-plant operators to dental hygienists and air traffic controllers, these jobs pay an average of $64,000 per year acccording to the According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Here are 20 high-paying jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
20. Magnetic-resonance-imaging technologists
An MRI technologist is responsible for monitoring patient safety and making sure images show up clear enough for a radiologist to read. You can literally be saving lives without a two year associate degree.
Median annual wage (2015): $67,720
Projected job openings (through 2024): 9,800
19. Gaming managers
Do you want to work in a hustle and bustle of a casino? Gaming managers help to direct day-to-day operations for businesses that could bring in billions of dollars. You can work your way up to this position with a high-school diploma or a GED.
Median annual wage (2015): $68,380
Projected job openings (through 2024): 800
18. Diagnostic medical sonographers
Earn your associate’s degree and you could soon be using specialized equipment to look inside a patient’s body to diagnosis various medical conditions. Another two-year degree that could help you save lives.
Median annual wage (2015): $68,970
Projected job openings (through 2024): 27,500