17 Legit High-Paying Jobs That Do Not Require Secondary Education

    Knowing your options is the first step to exploring all your options.

    Growing up, many people are told that higher education is the only route toward financial security, but this couldn't be further from the truth.

    Our country is filled with people who have found different routes to success, many of which don't involve a secondary education (which is becoming more difficult to afford by the year).

    Here are just some jobs where you can earn a good living without needing a higher education degree.

    1. Ironworkers

    Confident young metalworker taking steel sheet from rack in mechanical metalworking shop, preparing for cutting or shaping

    2. Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

    Mobile phone communication internet signal cell tower against blue sky and white clouds

    3. Food Service Managers

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    4. Rotary Drill Operators

    An industrial rotary drill used to create holes for footings and pilings

    5. Farm Labor Contractors

    Employed worker carries bundles of bamboo sticks to work in the field

    6. Oil and Gas Service Operators

    engineer and colleague discuss work

    7. Floor Layers

    Hammer for sealing the pavement on the newly laid pavement. process of laying paving stones.

    8. Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

    Black plumber in uniform fixing kitchen sink she is sitting on the floor in kitchen and fixing pipe

    9. Flight Attendants

    Smiling flight attendants looking at camera during disembarking

    10. Surgical Assistants and Technologists

    surgical assistant laying out instruments

    11. Makeup Artists for Theatrical/Live Performances

    woman painting another woman's face for a theater production

    12. Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers

    man working on machinery

    13. Elevator Installers and Repairers

    escalator being repaired

    14. Subway Operator

    The control panel of the old tram

    15. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

    U.S. mail bags seen in a mail train car

    16. Boilermakers

    man checking different valves

    17. Police and Detectives

    police officers standing together

    Do you know any other jobs that fit the bill? Share in the comments.