Finding work can be tough, especially if you’re looking to make enough to support yourself and your loved ones in these trying times.
However, things don’t have to be this way, and you may just be searching in the wrong place, as there are plenty of job openings out there that don’t require high education or a degree, making them accessible to almost anyone with a high school diploma and some dedication.
This contrasts the popular narrative which dictates that a college education is absolutely necessary in order to get a decent job, reviving the need for jobs that we’d forgotten the importance of.
From being a nurse to repairing aircraft engines, there’s a vast amount of different work out there waiting to be done by a trained professional, and the main perk is the fact that the training in question is almost negligible in terms of how long it takes.
Oftentimes, the term landscaper is interchangeable with the groundskeeper, although the two jobs are wildly different when it comes to the type of work you should expect.
A landscaper’s work encompasses the many types of improvements a property’s surrounding yard may need, whereas a groundskeeper is usually tasked with maintenance, such as mowing the grass or removing the snow during the winter.
At times, a landscaper may also have to plant trees and shrubbery in order to meet the homeowner’s plans for the property, and this also includes maintenance on these plants as they grow.
At the time, there are more than 55k jobs for landscapers in the US, and this number is only expected to grow as the housing market slowly recovers.
The average salary may be lower than one could hope for, as it sits right around $35k, but considering it doesn’t require any education, it’s a great option for anyone looking to make some extra cash on the side.
Apart from the doctors, every hospital needs nurses to take care of the patients as they’re admitted or after their operation, and this job isn’t exactly too demanding.
In fact, most nurses don’t even need a degree to get employed, as a secondary non-degree will be more than enough to qualify you for the position.
The scope of your work as a nurse is providing basic needs to the patients you’re assigned to and making sure that they’re up to date on their medication and treatments.
At times, this may also require you to keep a close eye on your patient and even be available to them for extended periods of time if they’re considered to be an at-risk patient.
Projections show at least 42k jobs for nurses in the US, and the average salary is around $48k at the start, meaning that you should expect a raise as you gain experience.
Often considered to be difficult work, driving a taxi has never been easier, and with the rise in popularity of transport apps like Uber and Lyft, anyone can work as a taxi driver in a larger city.
Of course, this job does require you to have a driver’s license, but apart from that, a car will be all you’ll need.
That being said, some taxi company owners will require you to have at least a high school diploma in order to hire you, which isn’t a requirement for Uber and Lyft drivers, as they’re using their own cars to generate income.
Another thing to note is that a majority of taxi drivers also work for Uber and Lyft part-time, as they’re bound to have periods when an Uber passenger is much more profitable than charging a standard taxi fare.
Unfortunately, the average salary for taxi drivers leaves much to be desired, as it sits just below $30k, and with how time-consuming the work can be, this may not be the right option for you.
Finally, we have the dream job for almost every boy in America, although most children underestimate the amount of hard work and danger that comes with being a firefighter.
Working in conditions that would have almost giving up on the first day is what separates firefighters from other service workers, and in order to even qualify for the position, you’ll have to meet certain requirements regarding physical ability.
From rescuing people from fires to responding to car accidents, firefighters are always on the scene to help save as many lives as possible, and this is reflected in their salary.
The average salary for a firefighter is around $50k, and there are around 14k jobs for firefighters across the US, although you will have to pass rigorous testing and complete secondary non-degree education in order to qualify for the job.
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind sacrificing everything in order to save others, this is the perfect job for you.