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High-paying jobs in the UK - no degree required

CareerBuilder.co.uk The job market has been getting tougher during the past few years. Many of today's job seekers are now looking for a job because their companies were laying off workers, not because they wanted to change jobs.

As a result, many people thought of going back to school to gain a competitive edge in their hunts. Although earning a degree is an excellent move for several reasons, it's not the best choice for everyone. For one thing, education is expensive and you're often left with debt to pay back. Earning a degree is also time-consuming and takes one or more years. Waiting to see the benefits of years of hard work isn't appealing to everyone.

A university degree also does not necessarily determine a higher salary than a non-degree position despite the common misconception among job seekers that graduate entrants can command a higher salary than non-graduates. According to current figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), one in five graduates now even earn less than the average person educated to A-level standard.

That's why we've put together a list of jobs that don't require university degrees and pay well. In some cases on-site training and often a certain level of experience will be necessary, but the minimum requirements for these positions don't involve a degree.

Here are 10 high paying jobs in the UK -- no degree required and their average annual salary*:

Air traffic controllers: £59,228

To become a fully qualified controller, you will need an air traffic control licence, which you can gain by completing an approved training course.

Marketing and sales managers: £57,276

To become a marketing manager, you will need experience as a marketing executive and have a good industry knowledge. As a sales manager you will need experience in sales, with a good record of achieving targets.

Police officers (inspector and above): £56,931

Before being accepted as a trainee police officer, you need to meet eligibility criteria which can vary, but in general you will need to be a British citizen over 18 who is physically fit and passes all background and security checks.

Public relations manager: £49,384

Public relations is a very competitive industry and many employers will expect you to be qualified to degree level, although this is not always essential. Alternatively, you could join a PR firm as an administrator, publicity assistant or information officer, and work your way up to PR officer with experience.

Personnel and training managers: £49,242

To become a personnel manager, you can start working in a company's HR department, and study part-time for the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP). Training managers often join the training department from other departments in a company, and work towards training qualifications.

Senior officials in local government: £44,667

You can start to work in local government as an administrative assistant and work your way up. Most employers value work and life experience, depending on the particular job.

Train drivers: £41,176

To be able to work as a train driver, you need to have a good general standard of education, including maths and English GCSEs and some mechanical or electrical knowledge. You can apply directly to train driving companies.

Insurance underwriters: £ 39,549

To become an underwriter, you can start as a trainee insurance technician or claims administrator and work your way up through the industry. You can also get into the insurance industry through an Apprenticeship scheme.

Customer Service Managers: £39,089

To get into customer services management, you can start as a customer service assistant and work your way up to supervisor or team leader then to manager or you can join a company's management training scheme.

Health services managers: £ 38,213

To get into into health service management without a degree, you can work your way up from an administrative post by taking in-service training courses. For an administrative position, you are likely to need four or five GCSEs.

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only people i know of earning 100k are captains of big names companies whove been about for like 10 years+, some people earn as low as 19k ranges from as low as 19-150k from when i was researchin it

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Being a Pilot is 100k+ job

it ranges but starting out hell no, compared to the costs of training with is like 60k-100k by itself and the pay its worse than an air controller for some reason

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In IT, most of us have industry quals. No degrees, paid well, lifes good :Y:

entry level is about the same it was 10yrs ago..so new starters in IT fair worse if no degree in the short term

jobs paying 19-22k. its not top 10 brah

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Being a Pilot is 100k+ job

First officer 70k

Them smokers there

First Officer 21-43k depending on experience

To earn 100k you have to be a captain for around 20 years

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In IT, most of us have industry quals. No degrees, paid well, lifes good :Y:

entry level is about the same it was 10yrs ago..so new starters in IT fair worse if no degree in the short term

jobs paying 19-22k. its not top 10 brah

Of course there will companies who will try pay you pittance, but on the whole from what I know and seen. A 1st line role you should be expecting to start on at least 25k if you have at least an ITIL cert.

Also depends on what your starting on in IT, an entry level guy in Networking with his CCNP or doing someone who can do ASP will be getting a very decent amount.

In IT if you have at least some certs, regardless of xp, you will be laughing.

And then you have contractors, certain frontend devlopers at my work are on £500 a day

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rather than you two go back and forth and turn this into the air pilot thread

why not post sources of your info or are you going by what your friend's sister's uncle's neighbour told you?

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rather than you two go back and forth and turn this into the air pilot thread

why not post sources of your info or are you going by what your friend's sister's uncle's neighbour told you?

I spoke with pilots and went to a few conventions over the year with googlin and readin some books and guides to becoming one

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Guest Jetz

My cousin was a pilot still.

gas

Do you know me to be saying that.

Man just assumed your whole family are a bunch of terrorist by the pseudonym you use in this forum.

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Guest M12 Part 2

Tbh you don't need a degree to get any job. Bar doctors, lawyers, architects etc where your degree is part of becomin qualified.

People need to move away from this. I'm gonna send off 100cvs and just change the company name mentality they have. You can get jobs, internships that lead to jobs and general links to opportunities just by walking into offices and talking to the right people and impressing them with your drive and hunger to learn. Too many people are quick to turn down unpaid work. "nah man can get £6 in tesco why am I working for free reh reh". What do you expect with your 2.2 from Kingston. Granted some companies take the piss but a lot of serious ones use it to gauge how hungry you are and whether it makes sense to take a gamble on you.

Sitting behind a screen and sending off dead cvs is not the only way to get a job

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