You don’t need a four-year degree to score these jobs.
A traditional four-year college degree is not the only route to a high-paying career. Among U.S. News’ list of the 100 Best Jobs, these 25 offered the highest pay without necessitating a bachelor’s degree. An important note: Most of these jobs do require some form of postsecondary training, be it on-the-job experience, course work at a technical college or other credentialing and licensure.
25. Brickmason and Blockmason
Average Salary: $51,750 Median Salary: $47,950 Expected Job Openings: 14,500
These workers use bricks and other materials to construct or repair walls and various structures. Brickmasons and blockmasons may gain skills through on-the-job training, technical college programs and apprenticeships.