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18 Great Jobs for Veterans That Require No Degree

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If you’re just coming out of the service, you might not have the time to go back to school. Here are 18 jobs that pay well and can certainly be attainable without the need to earn a four-year degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports, that millions of job openings will be available for high school graduates until 2014.

A person with a bachelor’s degree will typically earn 20,000 more annually than workers with a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate according to the Census Bureau. But high-paying jobs can be had with as little as on the job training, some college courses, or attending a technical school.

According to BLS, the jobs below are high-earning occupations that will see the most growth through 2014. The median annual earnings are based on the BLS, 2004 studies.

Truck drivers/tractor-trailer


Registered nurses


Executive secretaries and administrative assistants


Maintenance and repair workers




Automotive service technicians and mechanics


First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers


Representatives, wholesale/manufacturing, except technical and scientific products


Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses


First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers


First-line supervisors/mangers of construction trades and extraction workers




Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters


First-lone supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers


First-line supervisors/mangers of production and operating workers


Fire Fighters


Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators


Painters, construction and maintenance


By: Katie Dexter OIF Veteran

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