We have this idea that a 4-year degree is necessary if we want to make money. However, there are some professions that do not require such extensive schooling. You still usually need some sort of formal training, but the process may not be as lengthy. HubPages offers a few jobs that you can do to make money without a 4-year degree:
- Air Traffic Controller
- Funeral Director
- Computer Tech Support
- Nuclear Power Reactor Operator
- Dental Hygienist
- Real Estate Broker
- Elevator Install and Repair
- Fashion Designer
- Criminal Investigator
On average, most people in these jobs make between $50,000 and $70,000 a year. Some, like the air traffic controller, can even make more than $100,000. And if you are a real estate broker, the sky’s the limit, depending on how well you do.
If school isn’t your thing, maybe you should consider a professional-type job that requires less formal schooling, and is more about developing a specific skill.