All you need to become a sales rep is a high school degree and a go-getter personality. Sales representatives have to be extremely self-motivated to be successful in their field.
Annual Salary Range: $31,000-$113,000
Most upscale restaurants only require managers to have previous management experience. Since restaurant managers are typically paid by salary instead of by the hour, working more than 40 hours a week (including weekends and late nights) is common. Their daily responsibilities include supervising employees, filling out paper work, doing payroll, and managing customer relations.
Annual Salary Range: $50,000-$100,000
Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
Electrical power-line installers and repairers are electricians who put their lives on the line (pun intended) to keep electricity flowing in their communities. Hours can be a bit odd, due to natural disasters, and required experience for this job is acquired through apprenticeships and on-the-job training.
Annual Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000
Gaming managers are the people who maintain the craziness and chaos of casinos. You’ll have to start out at an entry-level and work your way up, and most casinos have in-house training for employees. There is a licensing process you must go through to become a gaming manager, but it mostly consists of a background check and a drug test.
Annual Salary Range: $65,000-$84,000
Being a postmaster comes with the perks of a typical government job, and no college degree is required. Training comes with experience in this line of work.
Annual Salary Range: $65,000-$85,000
Power Plant Operator
Power plant operators maintain and manage plants and must go through a lot of on-the-job training
Annual Salary Range: $68,000-$70,000
The first step to becoming a detective is to attend police academy and move up through promotions.
Annual Salary Range: $76,000-$125,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager
Computer Support Specialist
Also known as a database administrator, database managers are in charge of storing and organizing data using specialized software. The cool thing about this job is that you can work in almost any industry, although it’s usually for companies that focus on computer systems design and support. All you need is a strong understanding of database languages and communication skills.
Annual Salary Range: $35,000-$122,000
Your job as an ultrasound technician would be to work for a doctor to produce ultrasound pictures for patients. If you’re interested in the medical field but don’t want to go through all that schooling, then you’re in luck. This job only requires a certificate, which you can earn in one year.
Annual Salary Range: $35,000-$80,000
A tool-and-die maker is a type of machinist that is in charge of setting up and operating the machines needed to produce new tools. You can learn through apprenticeship programs or on-the-job training.
Annual Salary Range: $35,000-$75,000
Also known as radiographers, radiologic technicians are responsible for performing X-rays and other imaging tests on patients. While many employers require an associate’s degree, you can also participate in a one-year certification program to become qualified.
Annual Salary Range: $36,000-$67,000
If you’re passionate about dancing and also have great communication skills, you should consider being a choreographer. They create new dance routines, conduct rehearsals, and direct presentations.
Annual Salary Range: $20,000-$128,000
As the name suggests, explosives workers place and detonate explosives for demolition purposes or to loosen earth or rock. You just need a high school education to get the job, and then you’ll have extensive on-the-job training on safety procedures, operating machinery, and running soil tests.
Annual Salary Range: $30,000-$90,000