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Old 04-04-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Aircraft Dispatcher!My husband did this and it took one year of school at a community College. You start out for a regional airline making around 30,000 a year and then up from there. At the big carrier such as AA or continental, you start out around 35-45000, but you can top off at over a 100,000 if you make a career out of it. He loves it, so far.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: property tax hell
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There are jobs you can train for in a short time that pay well. One example, oil refinery jobs. Welding inspector is one where training is short and this can bring in a great income. One downfall is time away from family and I don't want to be an absent father. Not worth it.

Lets here some more jobs that pay very well and don't require much training time. Thanks.
Okay - I don't know anything about these industries. But my guess is that an "inspector" means that he/she is already experienced with welding - correct? So someone who has no experience in that field isn't going to be an inspector in "short time" through training are they? And oil refinery jobs would fall into that other category where it pays well because its a job that requires a different lifestyle than the norm (as you said, away from family.. I'm also guessing there's a level of danger involved?).

Bottom line - people are generally paid well because of their experience or the job has an undesired element tied to it (undesired when compared to the social norm). That's why my original response said "experience or prerequisite". Otherwise, I'd say it would be rare for someone to make 60K right off the bat after 6 months of training. And I'm using 60K because the US income average is just under 50K... so I'm thinking "good money" would be above that.
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