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While we all yearn to complete our education and work in a domain of choice, there are still many of us who aren’t able to complete our degrees for various reasons. Family issues, financial issues, health concerns, or simply because we couldn’t sustain the pressure and lost interest mid-way. But the fact of the matter is that a degree or not, we still need to earn and make ourselves financially stable at some point in time.

Top Jobs that Don’t Ask for a Degree

  1. Farm Manager: With large green areas being used for farming or animal husbandry, you will see a lot of opportunities open up in the farm sector. From managing the operational stuff happening at any farm: tending crops or poultry farm, maintenance of machinery, and administrative duties pertaining to the staff, you have a lot on a platter.

Good to have skills are related to crop production and animal husbandry, which you either learn through courses like RTO or TAFE, or through the staggering work experience coming from a relevant job role that you played earlier.


Expect an average salary of around: $92,588


  1. Senior Care Worker: With the elderly population steadily increasing showing remarkable growth in healthcare services, caregivers are in demand. From tending to the health and daily needs of the elderly who requires support due to mental or physical illness or limitations of any kind, caregivers also tend to the physically disabled. A Senior Care Worker can either manage a team of junior care workers or also perform all the tasks as mentioned earlier, along with managing the team.


You can enroll for short courses that offer basic guidance that is relevant to the sensitive job that this is. A Diploma of Nursing or a Certificate III in Individual Support from institutes like TAFE. Remember, a relevant course combined with the experience that you gather will pave ways for higher managerial jobs, as you go along.


Expect an average salary of $82,976


  1. Construction Manager: As the title suggests, the work surrounds around planning, managing, and controlling aspects of large scale civil engineering projects that might involve commercial buildings or residential dwellings.


So as you plan a career in this one, brush up your knowledge through Diploma in Construction from an established institute and build some experience in the domain. You might also want to seek a Civil Engineering degree or a degree in Building Science.


The average expected salary is around: $153,213


  1. Electrician: Today, life runs on electricity and so electricians do have a very important role to play to let that happen seamlessly. As an electrician, you need to install electrical fittings, inspect and maintain the systems regularly. From big industries to residences, you can be in great demand. So build your skills by doing an apprenticeship for four years. Average expected salary - $84,311


  1. Executive Assistant: An Executive Assistant’s job is cut out to let things be as organized as possibly be. So, you yourself must be responsible, disciplined, organized, and of course personable as the job requires a lot of people skills.


Pursuing a course in Business Administration can greatly help your case if you want to climb up the ladder with better managerial positions in the future. In the capacity of an Executive Assistant, you need to maintain large databases, day to day records, overlook schedules, establish and maintain client connects, and perform other administrative tasks.


Expected salary - $74, 838


  1. Maintenance Manager: As a Maintenance Manager you are basically maintaining systems that keep a facility running. From maintaining and overlooking the upkeep of machinery to organizing regular inspections that lead to upkeep and repair of systems and machinery. The role also includes maintaining the instruments that you use to maintain the systems. Of course, overlooking your team of helpers and ensuring all safety measures are in place is also on your platter.


Having a rich experience in this role is very important. Maintenance manager needs to have had rigorous on the job training that comes with years of experience. So, begin from a lower level and stay strong, because the more you perform, the higher you rise.


The average salary is around - $110,030


  1. Pilot: While being a Pilot is no easy task, you might still not require a degree in Aircraft Operations. Yes, the experience of flying does count and if you bring in the desired skills and hours of flying experience coming from various cadetship programs you stand a good chance. You might enroll for privately conducted training by various flying institutes or by the Australian Air Force. Average expected salary stands to be: $78,473


  1. Sales Executive: You have a client facing job and you need to be good at building relations. Sales Executives are the face of any organization and you are the one bringing in the client, so brace up for an exciting career.


The role might not require a formal degree, but demands enriching on the job experience. However, a degree in business or sales can certainly polish your skills and help your case with the clients.


The average salary is: $72,933


  1. Content Creator: Content is the king of marketing. And, all businesses rely on it as online business channels grow with every passing day. You might not need a formal degree to be a good content creator, but an in-depth understanding of the business you represent, its service offerings, and a strong-hold in the regional/national language is a must. So, if you are fluent in Australian English (both oral and written), have a knack of using the internet, understand your client requirements well enough, you really stand a good chance here.


Additionally, if you have a degree in the language, or understanding of the SEO and know how to run algorithms on the internet, you stand a great chance.


Average salary: $50,560


  1. Roofer: With an average salary of $73,394, you can aspire to become a roofer who helps the fellow citizens keep a roof over their head. The job holds high regard and now you know why. You can be responsible for designing, constructing, and then maintaining a different kind of roofs.

Author Bio - Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of CrunchGrade, an online tutoring platform for students.

It is his passion and vision to incorporate technology with education to help students not just thrive but excel through e-learning mediums and tools.

He had worked with Kurt Salmon Associates, a reputed American Management Consultancy. Reach out to him on Facebook, LinkedIn here!

Published: about 1 month ago by crunch.

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