Five high-paying jobs for high school graduates
Americans have a near-religious belief that you have to go to college to be successful, but the post-recession, still-evolving U.S. economy is testing that conviction. Here are five jobs that offer high school graduates a chance to earn more than that, according to Debt.org, sometimes much more:
2. Elevator installer
If you are looking for an unusual job in the construction industry, elevator installer would fit the bill. It is a dangerous, but very well-compensated position with the median salary at $70,910 and the high-end installers receiving more than $100,000. That is because this is a high-risk occupation. The work environment can be very cramped and injuries from falling pose a constant threat. Heavy lifting and being on call 24 hours a day are standard parts of the job. Most elevator installers begin with apprenticeship programs and some states require a certified license to work.