If you don’t may seem nearly impossible to get a well-paying job other than a garbage man or truck driver when you only have a high school diploma. However, those aren’t your only options. Some provide on-the-job training and others don’t require any training at all. The hardest part is knowing what jobs to look for. You’ll be able to find some through job listings but they take quite a while to browse. If you’re looking for common jobs that pay well and only require a high school degree, try these:
Health Educators and Community Health Workers
- Median pay: $43,840 a year/ $21.08 a month
- Job description: Educate people in the community about healthy habits and help them develop a plan to implement healthy changes.
- More Information: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Health Educators
Secretaries/ Administrative Assistants
These jobs pay well and only require a high school diploma, but also have at least an average projected growth rate so it won’t be as difficult to find them. When job hunting, search for the names of the positions listed above but also keep an eye out for the same job with a different name.
By Alecia Stanton of United Family Network
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