The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelor’s Degree

 

Don’t have the time or money to get a bachelor’s degree?

Don’t fret. There are plenty of high-paying jobs that require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary non-degree certificate, or even just a high-school diploma.

According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 25 highest-paying jobs that you don’t need a four-year degree to pursue.

Each has a median annual salary of at least $68,000.

25. Aerospace engineering and operations technicians

They operate and maintain equipment used in developing, testing, and producing new aircraft and spacecraft.

Median annual wage (2016): $68,020

Education required: Associate’s degree

Projected job openings (through 2024): 3,200

Work experience: None

On-the-job training: None

24. Magnetic-resonance-imaging technologists

They monitor patient safety and comfort and view images of areas being scanned to ensure quality of pictures.

Median annual wage (2016): $68,420

Education required: Associate’s degree

Projected job openings (through 2024): 9,800

Work experience: Less than five years

On-the-job training: None

23. Gaming managers

They plan, direct, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino.

Median annual wage (2016): $69,180

Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent

Projected job openings (through 2024): 800

Work experience: Less than five years

On-the-job training: None

22. Diagnostic medical sonographers

They use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.

Median annual wage (2016): $69,650

Education required: Associate’s degree

Projected job openings (through 2024): 27,500

Work experience: None

On-the-job training: None

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