Top jobs available to non-university grads, too

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Ben Sax – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Most LRHS students and people in general think that getting a high paying job require college degrees. However, that is not the case.

There are many high paying jobs that do not require a bachelors or master’s degree.

Some of these jobs are air-traffic controllers, radiation therapists, elevator installers and repairers, and nuclear reactor operators.

LRHS college and career counselor Michelle Todoroff said, “There is a big demand for many of the Career and Technical Careers.  Many of the technical careers are high paying and take only one year of instruction.”

Air-traffic controlling is a stressful job because they must be on high alert. This job does not require a bachelor’s degree and can earn an annual salary of $122,000.

Another job that is high paying without a bachelor’s degree is a radiation therapist.

Radiation therapists operate machines, such as linear accelerators, to deliver concentrated radiation therapy to the region of a patient’s tumor. Radiation treatment can shrink or remove cancers and tumors.

Radiation therapy requires an associate degree. The annual salary of a radiation therapist is $82,000.

The next job is elevator installers and repairers.

Elevator installers and repairers, also called elevator constructors or elevator mechanics, assemble, install, maintain, and replace elevators, escalators, chairlifts, moving walkways, and similar equipment in buildings.

These jobs require a high school diploma. The annual salary is $79,000.

The last job on this list is Nuclear reactor operators.

Nuclear reactor operators control nuclear reactors, adjust control rods, correct abnormalities and monitor reactors, generators, cooling systems and turbines.

The annual salary of a nuclear reactor operator is $79,000. The position requires on-the-job training.

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