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Old 05-23-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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Some of the hardest work on earth, high risk of permanent injury, you have to go where the jobs are (which is rarely on Hawaiian beaches)... and I'd be concerned about the industry in the medium run or less.

But you may as well be drilling for dollars, yes.
ya your right thats its very hard and dangerous work and that its a unstable industry.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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agree with C24L: roughnecks make the most with the least.
Thanks turkeydance.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:58 PM
 
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What about air condition repair? I've heard that pays well.
HVAC workers make a good living.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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What are some of the highest paying professions that don't require 4 years of college?

NONE of these careers require a four year college degree.



Radiological tech (X ray tech)- 18 months at a hospital affiliated training school. - $59,540
(may require an associate degree at some point, or in some states)



Licensed Practical Nurse - 10 months at a vocational school - $47,700 per year. No college. Plus - can move up to become an RN with considerable ease.



ADN - Associate Degree Nurse - RN - average salary $71,734 - usually takes 2.5 years.



EKG Tech - takes 3-6 months - $ 43,000 - takes 6 months of vocational training.



Phlebotomy tech - $30,273 per year. Not the highest paying of the bunch, but it only takes 3 months at a vocational school.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:43 PM
 
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Who cares what jobs don't require a 4 year degree.

Find out what kind of job you'd like. Take the Myers-Briggs test (many free ones online) and find out what personality type you are, then search for "jobs for XXXX" (XXXX = personality type) and research the jobs there.

THEN look for those which don't require a 4 year degree from that data set
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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Take a look at Mike Rowe. He has a whole scholarship fund for trade jobs, some of which can pay a LOT.

A recent FB video he did, he was talking to welders, and you can make 6 figures as a welder. Not immediately, but work your way up. Trades are careers these days in spite of what the rest of the MSM tells you.

Investigate.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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CDL Truckdriver (especially OTR ones)...it's a good job for a single person and I know of several families who make it work for them as well.

Plumbers;massage therapist (more of a part time thing but still);PTA and OTA (both are 2 yr degrees I think)
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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roughneck in the oilfield.High school grads with no degrees are making 6 figures where i live working on drilling rigs and other blue collar oil-field work.
Yep. Oil field work pays good.

One of the better jobs paying is inspecting newly installed oil pipelines to ensure that the interior coating meets specs.

It requires experience, short-term training and certification, plus a willingness to travel but the pay is damn good. Low to mid-six figures if you know how to hustle jobs.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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CDL Truckdriver (especially OTR ones)...it's a good job for a single person and I know of several families who make it work for them as well.

Plumbers;massage therapist (more of a part time thing but still);PTA and OTA (both are 2 yr degrees I think)
For a time there, truck drivers driving crude oil out of North Dakota were pulling down low six figures.

Don't know about plumbers. However, massage therapists, PITAs, and OTAs don't seem to make all that much money.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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CDL Truckdriver (especially OTR ones)...it's a good job for a single person and I know of several families who make it work for them as well.
I don't recommend this career for the long term.

Companies are researching self-driving trucks and are already hauling cargo with them. They will replace all truck drivers in the future.
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