Why is it so hard to get a good paying job without a degree?

12 Answers

  • 5 months ago

    You need desirable skills & experience. What education & training do you have beyond a high school diploma, experience? How much demand is there for this currently?

    E.g. construction jobs have been booming, but only for trained, experienced specialists: finish carpenters, HVAC technicians, welders with advanced/specialized welding skills, plumbers, electricians, etc.

    Uneducated, untrained, unskilled, inexperienced people are a major glut on such job markets, and not worth much of anything to an employer.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    It's hard to get a good paying job even with a degree. Everybody's in the same boat depending on where you live. You ain't gonna get a good paying job if you live in a rural community where opportunity, let alone a good paying job, doesn't exist. Give up on your dreams.

  • Rei
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    You don't need a degree, but you need valuable skills. Plumbers and electricians and other trades people make good money without degrees.

  • 5 months ago

    Because, they usually want someone who is well educated/ have the skills/ knowledge for the job. There is however some well paid jobs out there, for those without a degree- search it up.

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  • 5 months ago

    It's not "so hard".

    You get a job, gain experience, take that knowledge to the next job that is a higher level and so on and so on.

    Getting a good paying job with no experience, is impossible unless your family owns the company.

  • 5 months ago

    Because no one is interested in paying a high school dropout 50k a year to sweep floors.

    It's not rocket science.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Why is it so hard to understand that to get a "good paying job" you need experience and skills?

  • 5 months ago

    Because good paying jobs usually need people who already have knowledge/experience or education in the field. An accountant can't just walk in without knowing how to do the job..

  • DEBS
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Because you haven't spent the time gaining the desired knowledge employers want. It does go both ways. While I have a degree, I couldn't get a job as a welder because I didn't train for that.

  • Alex
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    There are good paying jobs that don't require degree. Do a search on "top jobs of 2019 that do not require a degree", and you'll get some suggestions.

    That being said, anything that pays well requires a skill of some sort. So you do have to put forth some effort (and often some expense) to either obtain an education or to learn a skill that someone will want to pay you for.

    As an alternative, get a job that promotes from within (they do exist), start out at the bottom and bust your butt and be nice to people. Eventually you'll work your way up. It takes time, effort, and dedication, but you'll get there.

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