High Paying Careers That Don’t Need College Degrees (2016)

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When a student excels in science or maths, their parents start thinking about their future as an engineer or doctor and earning well. However, these aren’t the only jobs that can get you a well-settled career. Don’t believe me? Just have a look at some of the high-paying jobs that don’t even require a college degree.

1. Real Estate Broker:

The job of a real estate broker is to be the middleman between the seller and buyer of the property. His primary objective is to help people buy, sell or rent properties. Once the deal has been finalised between the parties, he gets a commission that makes for an addition to his monthly salary. And, the best part – you don’t even need a college degree for this high paying job!

Annual Salary: INR 3,60,000 approximately (as a fresher)

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2. Wedding photographer:

Weddings are all about extravagance and these days’ they have become grander and more expensive, especially when people want to capture every moment of it, right from the Haldi ceremony to the reception.

So, if you like capturing the special moments and preserving them for a lifetime, then you should consider becoming a wedding photographer. Though it’s not mandatory to get a degree, however, a certificate course in photography will certainly be helpful. Or you can also start by working under a wedding photographer, learn the tricks of the trade, create a portfolio and then start off as a freelancer.

Course: Diploma in Wedding and Event Photography

Salary Package: INR 15,000 – INR 1,00,000 approximately per day

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3. Modelling:

As clichéd as it may sound, but if you are good looking and have a good physique, then you should certainly try your hand in modelling. This glamorous career path includes photo shoots, ramp shows and even commercials. Though as a fresher, you won’t be earning much but as you gain experience and create a good reputation, your rate per show or shoot will increase. There is no annual or monthly salary for a model, as you are paid as per show or the contract; however, it is one the highest paid profession. To be a model, you need to maintain your body and skin plus a likeable personality doesn’t hurt either.

Salary Package: INR 50,000 per show approximately

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4. Event Manager:

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Just planned out your parent’s 25th wedding anniversary and thinking of using these skills in a career? Well, then event management will be the right option for you.

As an event manager, you will have to responsible for the entire event – right from handling all the responsibilities related to the event, from decorations to the catering. Although it may sound daunting right now, you won’t be made responsible right from the beginning. You’ll be trained in the different fields.

Your best course of action would be to start working for an event management company and then opening up your own organisation when you are confident enough.

Annual Salary: INR 4,00,000 approximately

If you think a college degree is not your cup of tea, then you can always go for these given career options and make a name for yourself.