High Paying Jobs Without a Degree

05.15.2020 01:44 PM

Written by Erin Stalcup for World Education

Looking for a better job or a new career but don’t want to spend the time and money on getting a 4-year degree that may or may not help you reach that goal? There are plenty of high paying jobs that do not require a 4-year college degree, only certification. These jobs cover a wide range of high demand jobs that can be completed within 3-12 months. Here are just a few that are popular right now.


Web Design

Every business needs to present a new and exciting image to their audience, the public. Good web designers help companies present their best ideas using a combination of technology and designs. Using these tools, you may be the one to help your company or clients get the message to the public. Average salary range is from $55-75,000/year.


HVAC/R mechanic and installer

We never think of home specialists as careers until something breaks in your house. Any profession that involves fixing important household items (AC, electrical, HVAC, etc) are well-paying jobs that only require certification to practice. These jobs are always in high demand! Average annual salary for an HVAC mechanic is $55-80,000/year


Dental assistant

Another always needed, high demand job that can be completed with certification is dental assistant. As with most jobs in the medical field, the need for dental techs is no different. Their average salaries can range from $30-40,000/year.


Medical Coder

If you want to get involved with the medical field but would rather be behind the scenes, you could look into medical coding. A medical coder is a health information professional whose main duties are to analyze clinical statements and assign standard codes using a classification system. All work is behind the scenes but just as important! Their average salary range is $40-55,000/year.


Personal Trainer

Learn to be a Personal Trainer and change people’s lives! Personal training certification will teach you how to establish goals for clients and assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility training programs. Average yearly salaries of personal trainers are $40-60,000/year depending upon location.


Certified Ethical Hacker

A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). These jobs can be done from a variety of different locations with an average salary of $80,000/year.