If you are interested in getting involved in a career with no desire to be an immediate slave to student debt, you are in luck. There are a number of high paying trading jobs where you can get paid to learn on the job. Then, you will be set loose into a valued and needed trade career with a high paying salary. With the overflow on campuses, the declining output of useful talent, campuses becoming more like political activist headquarters and professors trading in professionalism by deciding to bring personal politics into their classrooms and grading by agreeing or not agreeing with them, there is no wonder why so many people would prefer to skip college and gigantic loan debt. There are many trades that would benefit from a master’s degree. After a while, these successful people may want to rise higher in authority and pay. Here are four trades where a master’s degree can make a huge difference in authority and salary.
Construction managers usually have great minds for building and economics, which is a unique combination. They are able to coordinate, organize and supervise construction projects. Getting into construction management does not necessarily require college. It does take years as a construction worker and experience in general contracting to get the job, but a master’s degree in business management would skyrocket a career and salary. A general contractor with an MBA could write their own ticket.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Electronic and electrical engineering techs assist engineers develop and design equipment used in medicine, computers, navigation and a number of other fields. Also, the technicians test and run diagnostics electronic and electrical equipment. Additionally, they do repairs as well. A master’s in electrical engineering would elevate the technicians to the engineers. Afterwards, they would have their own technicians doing work for them.
Aviation Maintenance Technology
This is a fancy way for saying an aircraft mechanic, which is still a really cool, important and profitable trade. In terms of sought after trades, it is a much smaller field. After several years of working in the field and building contacts, getting a master’s degree in aviation management would elevate a technician to a position of power, profit and importance.
Solar Energy Technology
The solar and green power industry employs a large range of jobs. Skilled trade positions include running solar power plants, building solar plants, and solar power maintenance and installation. The jobs demand a intensive training programs and training on the job, but there are a variety of master’s degrees available, such as a master’s degree in solar energy.
All of these trade jobs pay well and are in demand, but college is not for everyone fresh out of high school. Trades seems to get snubbed by the elite of society, but they are a necessity and pay well. Men and women skilled in trades should not thumb their nose down at college either though. master’s degree on top of their trade and experience can dramatically change their lives, and it is something they should strongly consider.
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. Connect with her on Google+ and (@LizzieWeakley).
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