If you’re one of those people who left the education system in a hurry at the age of 16, you’re probably kicking yourself now when you hear of old classmates making a fortune from their qualifications. Even so, there’s no reason why you can’t do the same if you perform enough research and pick a new career very carefully. Believe it or not, there are, in fact, different high paid jobs that could see you earning the same amount as your college graduate friends. It just comes down to how much effort you’re willing to put into finding them.
Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from gaining some extra qualifications along the way, and thanks to online schools like ECOT, it’s never been easier to learn from the comfort of your own home via the internet at a time that suits you. Indeed, they even run a number of clubs for like-minded students that you might like to join. So, if those English skills leave a lot to be desired, or if you always struggle with mathematics, it might be wise to enroll on a basic course to brush up.
Here are some high paid jobs you might like to consider…
1. Advertising Executive
Contrary to popular belief, it’s more than possible to find high paid jobs in advertising and marketing without having any official qualifications to your name. Unless you have lots of experience, you’ll probably have to start at the bottom of the ladder, but so long as you’re a quick learner, you could be on a pretty attractive wage in less than 5 years.
2. Casino Manager
We all know how profitable casinos can be, and this is partly why those employed in these establishments tend to earn a very good wage. You probably don’t have the skills needed to be a table dealer, but you could start applying for management or security roles with no previous experience. The great thing about working for a casino is that staff are usually rewarded with huge bonuses at the end of each year, and they often move through the ranks very quickly.
3. Train Driver
Okay, so, your official title would be “locomotive engineer”, but basically, the job will involve driving trains. There are many obvious advantages and disadvantages to this job, so you’ll need to spend some time weighing up the pros and cons before applying, but most people would find it suitable. Again, the potential earnings are very high, you don’t need qualifications (except for a license that the company will obtain for you) and the work isn't too complex.
4. Real Estate Broker
Many real estate agencies pay their staff based on performance, and some even offer attractive commission packages. So, if you’re one of those people who could sell ice to the Eskimos, perhaps this is something you might like to consider?
At the end of the day, all you need to do to improve your current situation is apply some basic common sense and refuse to stop until you've found a better job. Don’t worry too much about those old friends who appear to be making a mint; your day will come.
Good luck finding the perfect career!