5 HIGH PAYING JOBS 💵 WITH LITTLE TO NO COLLEGE 🎓


– What’s going on, you guys? I hope you’re having a fantastic day. So I’m officially moved in
to my new apartment here but I was going to be
doing my apartment tour but I’m still waiting
on my couch to get here. I decided to do a different video today. We’re gonna be talking about the best jobs you can get with little to no schooling. And first of all, because it is a Monday, I want to announce the winner of the weekly membership to Stock Radar. That is the Stock
Analysis membership site. And this week’s winner is Landon McDowell. And if you guys wanna enter that, remember every single Monday, I give away a lifetime
membership to Stock Radar and all the details on how to enter are in the description below. But the idea for this video
came from something very simple and that was the video I
did recently talking about why I quit my $70,000 job after learning about passive income. And I was very surprised
that a lot of people were commenting and asking me how did I make $70,000
a year at 22 years old. And to me this seemed like a no-brainer because I knew how to do this
and it really wasn’t that hard but I think a lot of people don’t realize how much money you could actually make depending on what field you get into. Now I will say this, if
you watched that video, you know that I quit that
job because I hated it and I hated my life, and
so I don’t do that anymore. So don’t think that you can
just make a lot of money and it’s going to make you happy. That’s a complete fallacy. And don’t fall into that
trap of chasing the money rather than chasing your passion. But with that being
said, if you have no clue what you wanna do and you
just wanna make some money to save up some money to start a business or you’re just looking
to have a good salary or a good wage, these are the five areas I would recommend going into. So my number one recommendation to you is to get involved with a trade. Now this could be something
like being an electrician. This could be carpentry. This could be using your
hands and doing plumbing. This could be being a pipe fitter. No matter what it is
though, these trade jobs pay very well, especially
if you are in a union. And the other beauty with
this is that you can start off as an apprentice and have absolutely zero
dollars of educational costs. So typically these
apprentices are five years, I know I was looking at the IEBU or International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers. I decided to get a two year degree in electrical construction. But before I did that, I was considering entering
the electrical union. And if you do that, you start
off at about $14 an hour and you don’t have any college at all that you’re paying for. You just go to work and you often times are taking classes at night. But they’re basically paying
you to learn this trade and five years down the road,
you could have that wage of $40 an hour or more. So I know the IEBW, the
electrical union I was looking at topped out at about $40 per hour and that’s a salary of
just over $83,000 per year with absolutely zero college. Now it will take you about
five years to get there but the beauty of it
is, you’re making money in each of those years as an apprentice. And again, like I said,
you start off at about $14 per hour and once you’re making that $80,000 a year, you
have absolutely zero dollars in student loans and you can also transfer to different unions if you’re in an actual electrical union. You can work anywhere in the
country if you wanted to. Now the second route
is actually what I did, and this is my educational background. So when I was in high school, I had no idea what I
wanted to do with my life. I knew I enjoyed teaching people but I had a bunch of people tell me that you can’t be a teacher. You’re not going to make any money. And unfortunately, I believed these people and I made the decision
to go off and get a degree in electrical construction and this was solely based on the fact that I took an electronics
class in high school and I thought it was kind of interesting. So anyways, I went to community college. I got a degree in electrical
construction and maintenance. And that degree cost me about $12,000. Now I did have my grandfather
help me out with that, so I didn’t have to pay for that college, but I had about a $15,000 limit
as far as my college went. Anything beyond that would
be coming out of my pocket. So I spent about $12,000 on that degree. It took me two years to get
that associate’s degree, and then a week before I graduated, I actually got a job working
for the local power utility. Now, I started off in the
collections department so what I would do, I’d go door to door. I would knock on people’s door and I would shut off their power if they wouldn’t pay their bill. And it was a terrible job. It was one of the worst
summers of my entire life but anyways, it led to me
getting a full time position with that company. But my starting out wage there, my hourly rate as a collector
was $27.20 per hour. And that ends up being a salary
of about $56,000 per year. And do keep in mind that
working for a utility, you do get a decent amount of overtime. So I was a collector
for about eight months and then in the fall, that is when I got my permanent job there as a planner. So what I would do is, I would do the preliminary design work for the overhead power line construction. A great job if you’re
into math and engineering but it just wasn’t for me. But that job paid me $31.62 an hour and that job topped out at $50 an hour and it took you five years to get there. So I was making about
$65,000 per year at that job starting out, and within five years, it was a guaranteed pay of over $100,000 if I stuck with that progression. But as I’m sure you guys know, that is not how that job panned out. I decided to start a YouTube channel and go full-time with that. But nonetheless, utility
workers make a lot of money, especially if you’re in a union. So the second route I
would recommend going is looking at some kind of
utility construction work. Number three on the list
here is one you probably never thought of before, but
it’s air traffic control. These are very high stress jobs
but they pay a lot of money. Most people working in air traffic control make over $120,000 per year. And as far as the educational
schooling goes for this, there are actually
specific schools out there for air traffic control. So it’s not like you’re going out there and getting a formal degree of some kind. You go to a specific training school where you learn air traffic control. And they have ones all over the country. Now is this a line of
work I would wanna do? Absolutely not. I mean, you are looking
at the planes in the air, the planes that are landing,
making sure that there are no possible threats to our safety. So it’s a very high stress job but this is a very high paying job that requires very little schooling and not a lot of upfront investment as far as education goes. So number four on my list
here is radiation therapy or being a radiation therapist. Essentially, helping
people, cancer patients or other patients with
radiation treatments. Now this is a job that
you typically see people with a bachelor’s degree
doing very well with but you can actually get into this field with an associate’s degree and expect to make somewhere
around $80,000 per year as a radiation therapist. And there are all kinds
of different school in the country here that
teach you radiation therapy and specific programs for that. I know the college I went
to, the community college, had a program for both dental hygienists and radiation technology
and radiation technicians and those were very affordable programs at a community college. So we’re talking about
potentially investing $15,000, maybe $20,000
at most in your education and being able to come
out making $80,000 a year. That’s not a bad investment right there. And then fifth and
finally, we have to include being a registered nurse. This is a fantastic
field to be getting into. Anything relating to healthcare, just because of the aging population. More people are living
longer and so we need more people working in healthcare, and registered nurses
typically make about $68,000. There’s all kinds of
associate’s degree programs all over the country where you
can get into an RN program. And you can also build upon that and excel and make more money in that field. And nurses also get a ton of overtime and so that’s also a
great field to get into whether or not you’re a man or a woman. I know, traditionally,
it was a lot of women in the nursing field
but now it’s pretty much gender neutral and there
wouldn’t be any issues with being a man in that field,
making that kind of money. So just to wrap that up,
those would be my basic recommendations here is
look into the trades, look into healthcare. Those are two very hot areas to get into that are going to have steady demand as far as your work and
you also have potential to work overtime and work
more hours in those jobs. But again, the number one
thing I have to stress here is don’t do something unless you think you’re going to enjoy it. Don’t just do it for the money. Now, what I did is I worked my job and I knew I didn’t like it and so as a result, I lived
as frugally as possible. I saved as much money as possible. That way I could do something
different down the road. And so I saved up over $20,000 working at that job for two years. And then I made the decision
to take that leap of faith and pursue entrepreneurship
and I’m very happy that I did that, but I would just say, make sure that before
you make a major decision and get educational schooling and spend money on some kind of degree, make sure you’re going to at
least enjoy that line of work and have a plan down the road. But if you have no clue what you wanna do and you don’t wanna be burdened
with a ton of student debt and student loans, this is
what I would recommend doing. Anyways guys, that’s
gonna wrap up this video. Thank you so much for watching. Keep in mind that if
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100 thoughts on “5 HIGH PAYING JOBS 💵 WITH LITTLE TO NO COLLEGE 🎓”

  1. Not everyone has a "passion". I don't and neither do most people. I'm not saying that people should work at jobs they hate if they have other options, but it certainly isn't a crime to work only for the money.

  2. People recommend trades but it's super hard on your body. You will be subject to very unsafe work, you work with excons, and very uncultured peoole and you are always rushing. I am an electrician for 4 years, started in commerical and then specialized in controls and data. At 28 my body is beat up every day and my back and shoulders are damaged and i recently broke my finger. Im trying to get my non construction side gig up and running to get away from this industry. Theres a reason you dont see too many 40 year old electricians in the workforce but a ton of 20 year olds.

  3. "There's no issue with being a male nurse…"
    Tell that to my friends and their very rigid masculine beliefs. 🙄

  4. Need help I graduated hs & I’m currently working part time FedEx 15.50 in nyc I barely make 300 now that peak is over so like I really need a career & im really hard working please help

  5. Air Traffic Controller and Radiology are highly competitive jobs, the number of air traffic controllers is actually in decline because less of them are needed. I have a coworker who tried to get into that and one of his friends had spent 7 years applying to the FAA to get a job (and still hasn't gotten one), lol. Don't even bother. I've also had friends who tried to be radiologists, that was also highly competitive. Skilled trades are your best bet, but they definitely do require a skill and know-how that not everyone can do, hence the name "skilled." There is no easy money in the world.

  6. I feel he forgot about the big 3 American car companies they can easily make well over 100k in a little time frame and they are just normal union line workers

  7. I'm a dental hygienist and I'm getting paid $53.75/hr in Southern California. I'd recommend going to a community college that offers the program as the tuition is much cheaper. I went to a private college and got tagged with $80k student loan.

  8. Collage is actually a scam but more high school because the school want you in their system for 4 years which I'm actually not going to do.q

  9. With a skilled trade, ALWAYS work union with that trade. You will in most cases make almost double in the union as compared to what you would make working non union. You will also get better benefits ( medical), retirement pension, schooling for your trade, guaranteed raises every year (not based on kissing bosses rear, but rather everybody on same pay scale.), in most cases more paid holidays and paid time off, etc… After 30 years with most unions, you can have a great retirement with a great pension.

  10. I make 1400$ + a week painting houses done it for years, easy work and you can pretty much set your own hours just gotta bang down doors to start you starve in the beginning.

  11. i'm in high school and i'm planning to enter a trade, can i get some tips to help me have a smooth transition from high school to the workforce.

  12. Well to start with mr. Know it all this video is entitled five high paying jobs with little to no College in the first thing you mentioned is skilled trade such as electrician or plumber well I happen to know that an apprentice electrician or Apprentice plumber is Not By Any Means A high-paying job you're going to make 10 to $12 an hour for your first several years what part of that is high paying this video is b***** and then after five or six years as a certified electrician you're only going to make about $18 an hour 40 hours a week

  13. JOIN A UNION!! You will make great money no matter what you do. Just be aware that being a plumber or an electrician is completely saturated you will more than likely be put on a long list before you get any solid work as a jourmeyman. The laborers union is great and easy to get in to. I started out at 17.50 with full benefits and a pension, time and a half after 8 and on saturdays. You cant find money like that anywhere else.

  14. Dude, nursing is still 90% female. It is female dominated and not even close to being 'gender neutral' as you claim here. Not sure why you youngsters think you should be preaching to us about life when you don't have the basic facts right. You had some great jobs, family paying the majority of your college and you chose to do YouTube channels when you don't know anything about the world. Stop talking, and start learning. Begin by researching the nursing profession, so you don't SJW yourself into a corner. Get the facts right, dude.

  15. Gavin McGuinnes had an interview with an 18 y.o. kid who worked as a lumberjack tree topper. (Climbing to the top and chopping the top off)

    He made 200,000 per year

  16. Jobs in what is left of the free market industries that government now controls are the best jobs? Sure, they may pay well for now, but it is actually what is printed on your shirt—that overpays all those people. Any communistic nation can provide some jobs, for a while. But if we are not free to compete in our free market with ideas,—you're going to go hungry anyway. Your shirt does not describe you son.

  17. I agree I work for the utility company in my city and I do pretty well without a college degree I've been been there a minute and I make a very good living doing it and only work Monday through Friday love my job

  18. I make 8k in a good month and around 6.5-7k on a very bad month which is rare and I get 6 months off and on top of that I didn’t even finish high school. Also it’s completely legal

  19. I wish somebody told me this during high school 10 years ago now I’m stuck as a laborer in construction

  20. To be an RN you have to have a B.S. in Nursing and you can only get into an accelerated program if you already have a bachelor's already. It's a smart degree to get though because it's easy to get hired immediatly but you wont become one in 2 years or less, and you'll have student debt. Also alot of these jobs are high risk, high reward. The $100,000 looks nice for these trade jobs but you're operating dangerous equipment and could be sued or arrested for causing death or an accident. Or you could get seriously hurt or killed.That's the main reason they pay so much. Unless you have in your contract that the company is liable for anything you cause it's not worth it. If you're smart enough it's better to go to college just don't get a bullshit liberal arts degree and apply for as many scholarships as you can.

  21. This all sounds great and what not, but none of this pays what you claim in Florida. I’m an electrician right now and I make 19$ an hour and I do commercial/ industrial. I have worked for the power company before but you have to kill someone for there to be an open position

  22. hey ryan, did you NEED the degree to get hired in the first place? Or could you have been an apprentice without getting the electrical degree?

  23. My check is between over 1500 a week to over 2500 I haul pipe to oil rigs and pipe line projects. Not bad for a trucker who is an ex computer engineer. I did not even make that much on a stressful engineering job I had at an automotive computer supply. In fact I made less than half what I make now. The harder you work the more successful you’ll be when it comes to hauling pipe for oil rigs and pipeline project

  24. How many airport are there to hire you? So demand on air traffic control is not too good. Probably all airport already have enough air traffic controller

  25. If the people who were having trouble paying their power bill were paid as much as the bill collector then they would probably have no problem paying their bill!

  26. I tried make McDonald's a career as lead cook 1 but was mistreated by Co. Woman treated me like dirt.

  27. A painting contractor can easily make more than $100k a year. My brother was really good with that and with home renovations. Doing electricals, dry wall, tile laying and other stuff. And he very easily made between $10k- $20k a week. To start off he would collect about $3,000 for the materials and sometimes they would pay him half up front and then the other half when the job was done. Usually at the end of the week. And one summer he contracted with a guy who was building condos and made about $100 grand during the summer. And he started when he was 17 years old.

  28. I'm always in job for the money If the money is good enough to take care of myself and family and I can look into my bank account and smile to see that I'm secured tomorrow I don't care about how the job is I'm in for the money not passion

  29. You can be a nasty gold digging whore. When the timing is Right play the victim and leave with your cash and prizes.

  30. Water engineer in this coming year ,gotta study and complete my certifications 💪🤙. Done with auto sales.

  31. People need to stop saying money won’t make u happy. I agree it doesn’t matter how much money u make if U have to do something u hate every single day, it’s not worth it. However, the term “money can’t buy happiness” only pertains to rich people. If you give amazon CEO Jeff bezos 50 million dollars, he won’t be any happier. If you give an average person 50 million dollars, u couldn’t take a smile off their face. You DO need money to be happy (if you’re an adult)

  32. Poor people think money will make them happy…rich people know the truth “money doesn’t buy the happiness “

  33. Really nice video man. Can't thank you enough!

    I'm currently working at a dead end job just above minimum wage here in CA and it sucks. I'm wasting my time and my youth being here as im already in my late 20's. I'm gonna start looking into all these jobs on here and do something better with my life! Some of the comments on here about different jobs are great also! Thanks for sharing everyone!! Wish everyone here the best!

  34. I’m a 25 year old Journeyman Lineman and this year I’m close to hitting 350,000$ 🤑#CollegeDropOut #CaliforniaGoldrush⚡️👷🏼‍♂️

  35. Bro u make more money then YouTubed pays I’m a foreman at I/N in south bend and I make 200k a year it’s Union aswell

  36. I didn't finish high school. I started out making 25k a year. I moved to MA landed a job in 3 days and in 2 years I'm up to 65k. I'm seeking working for myself. That's the best way I think. Investing, saving and working for yourself and real estate.

  37. I am a Helicopter Pilot, for anyone interested in ATC (Air Traffic Control) this job is VERY mentally demanding, the monetary incentive is high because of this.

  38. I’m 27 and work at a cable company here in Nor cal. Im a lineman/troubleman(Network Maintenance and make over 100k a year. Took 4 years to get there though, started as a installer. I bought a new construction house in sac I’m getting into real estate investing and stock trading since I save 50 percent of my salary, Best job ever! I could work this job until I’m 60 if I wanted to. We cap out at $47/hr. Any worker in a bucket truck get paid really well! Hard position to get into though.

  39. It's good in general to learn a trade. You can learn in some high school programs. It's good to have for a career or a backup plan if things don't work out the way you want. Pays well. Plus, in some high school it's free.

  40. I work in construction dropped out high school I make the same as my sister who has a bachelors degree but it’s hard fucken work working in the sun. I don’t want to do it all my life so I went back to college at night and I’m working on my ged already passed a few test.

  41. For those who know, nursing is not a “little to no college” degree. It’s 2-4 years of high stress, difficult nclex style tests, clinical hours, little to no sleep, etc. It can be done, but anyone in healthcare who’s gotten the degree and licensure to work knows it takes a lot to just get the 1st job.

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