Highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree in US

There are plenty of high-paying jobs in US that require only a two-year associate degree, postsecondary nondegree certificate, or even just a high-school diploma. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a report unveiling the highest-paying jobs which don't need a four-year degree. Each has a median annual salary of at least $68,000

 Air-traffic controllers
Their job is to monitor and direct the movement of aircraft. Median annual wages of air-traffic controllers are the highest for any occupation in which workers typically do not need a bachelor's degree.
    Median annual wage (2016): $122,410
    Education required: Associate's degree
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 7,500
    Work experience: None
    On-the-job training: Long-term

 Nuclear power reactor operators
They operate or control nuclear reactors, move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, record data in logs, and implement emergency procedures when needed.
    Median annual wage (2016): $91,170
    Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 2,600
    Work experience: None
    On-the-job training: Long-term

 Transportation, storage and distribution managers
They are in-charge of coordinating transportation, storage or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations.
    Median annual wage (2016): $89,190
    Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 27,100
    Work experience: Five years or more
    On-the-job training: None

 First-line supervisors of police and detectives
    They directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of a police force.
    Median annual wage (2016): $84,840
    Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 43,000
    Work experience: Less than five years
    On-the-job training: Moderate-term

 Power distributors and dispatchers
They are tasked with coordinating, regulating, or distributing electricity or steam.
    Median annual wage (2016): $81,900
    Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 3,900
    Work experience: None
    On-the-job training: Long-term

Radiation therapists
They check equipment, observe patients' reactions to treatment, and document sessions.
    Median annual wage (2016): $80,160
    Education required: Associate's degree
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 6,200
    Work experience: None
    On-the-job training: None

 Nuclear technicians
Their job is to assist physicists, engineers, and other professionals in nuclear research and nuclear production.
Median annual wage (2016): $79,140
Education required: Associate's degree
Projected job openings (through 2024): 2,800
Work experience: None
On-the-job training: Moderate-term

 Elevator installers and repairers
They assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.
    Median annual wage (2016): $78,890
    Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 5,900
    Work experience: None
    On-the-job training: Apprenticeship

 Detectives and criminal investigators
Their work involves conducting investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
    Median annual wage (2016): $78,120
    Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 28,300
    Work experience: Less than five years
    On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

 Commercial pilots
They pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air-carrier routes or helicopters. Requires commercial-pilot certificate.
    Median annual wage (2016): $77,200
    Education required: High-school diploma or equivalent
    Projected job openings (through 2024): 15,100
    Work experience: None
    On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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