Planning to look for a more fulfilling, higher-paying job in 2015? If so, you’re not alone. Getting a better job is a fairly common New Year’s resolution, year after year — especially lately, when so many Americans are concerned with boosting their income. Many mistakenly believe they need to spend years in school or have a vast amount of work experience under their belt before they can start earning a decent salary; this is simply a misconception.
In fact, there are a number of incredibly lucrative jobs out there that don’t even require a college degree. If you’re ready to reach your earning potential in 2015, the following 10 jobs can help you get there.
1. WASTE DISPOSAL PERSONNEL
These professionals collect, treat and dispose of waste materials; they might work in recycling centers, provide remediation services, offer septic pumping or perform other services related to waste removal. The average salary of waste disposal personnel is $25 per hour as of November 2014, according to the BLS, even though the only requirement for the job is typically a high school diploma.
Turn your passion for wine tasting into a fruitful career. A sommelier works in a restaurant, assisting customers in finding a bottle of wine to complement their meal. Technically, the only requirement to become a sommelier is being at least 21 years of age, but those who enroll in a certificate or diploma program will get better jobs and earn more money. According to the Court of Master Sommeliers, a sommelier without much experience may earn roughly $28,000 per year, while a Master Sommelier can earn anywhere from $80,000 to $160,000 annually.
Source: GoBankingRates | Laura Woods