Top 20 Highest Paying Trade School Jobs

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Welcome to The Easy Path Project’s Good Money Without College Series.

Today we’ll be talking about the average hourly pay and top hourly pay of 20 of the highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree.

These jobs are in demand and a provide a way to build a solid career.

If you don’t want to go to college, just get a good job get started in your life maybe one of these careers is for you!

With experience and time on the job plus being a good worker you can reach the top end of the pay scale.

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Main tasks—Joining metal pieces together using handheld welding torches or related equipment

Auto Body Repairer
Main tasks—Refinishing or repairing the bodies and structural frames of cars and trucks

Diesel Mechanic
Main tasks—Troubleshooting and repairing larger vehicles with diesel engines such as trucks, buses, and, in some cases, marine vessels

HVAC Technician
Main tasks—Repairing or installing systems for the heating, cooling, and ventilation of buildings

Construction Equipment Operator
Main tasks—Controlling various kinds of heavy construction machines like front-end loaders, tractors, bulldozers, graders, and derricks

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Main tasks—Troubleshooting, adjusting, and fixing large mobile equipment used for construction or natural resource excavation (such as bulldozers, road graders, cranes, and conveyor systems)

Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Main tasks—Fixing, maintaining, or putting together machines used for industrial processes like manufacturing or oil, gas, or chemical refining and distribution

Brick Mason
Main tasks—Constructing or fixing walls or other structures by placing and binding bricks, cinder blocks, structural tiles, or other similar materials

Main tasks—Assembling industrial machines, performing maintenance or repairs on them, and dismantling them when necessary

Commercial Diver
Main tasks—Using scuba diving gear and various construction tools to help build, assemble, inspect, or fix components of large structures under water

Crane Operator
Main tasks—Lifting and moving construction materials, manufactured products, or machinery using mechanical beam and cable equipment

CNC Machine Tool Programmer
Main tasks—Giving instructions to computer or numerically controlled machinery for making objects like tools, molds, and dies

Rotary Drill Operator for the Oil and Gas Industry
Main tasks—Extracting oil or natural gas (or core samples) from underground sources by setting up and using large drilling equipment

Wind Turbine Technician
Main tasks—Installing, inspecting, fixing, and maintaining large wind turbines used for generating electricity

Plumber, Pipefitter, or Steamfitter
Main tasks—Putting together and installing, adjusting, or repairing pipes and related equipment used for liquid or gas distribution

Main tasks—Wiring buildings for electrical power, lighting, or communications systems (and maintaining or repairing those systems)

Aircraft Mechanic
Main tasks—Inspecting, repairing, adjusting, or overhauling airplane or helicopter engines and other important systems

Main tasks—Assembling, installing, or fixing very large containers or vessels designed for holding liquids or gases (such as closed vats, steam boilers, and boiler furnaces)

Avionics Technician
Main tasks—Installing, testing, and fixing high-tech equipment used in space vehicles or aircraft for purposes like navigation, radar detection, weather tracking, radio communications, and weapons control

Pile-Driver Operator
Main tasks—Using large pile-driving machines that are mounted on barges, cranes, or skids to hammer long beams of steel, wood, or concrete into the ground as part of a big construction project

This list is a great example of the well-paying jobs you can get without having to have a college degree.

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