Does anybody know a job that give a good salary without college?

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No degree I studied for and got the state grade 2 water licenses then from there you need time on the job to get the next license. The industry is a good one to work your way up in.
Is that similar to the Contractors State License? Could you let me know the name of the school/book/ the ones you used? Sorry for all the questions.
 

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not quite like a contractors license but I suppose there are similarities
there are 3 basic license categories in the water treatment world
water distribution
water treatment
waste water treatment
all have level 1-5
the school I used was
OCT Water Quality Academy
there are lots of other programs as well but this one worked well for me
Don't be sorry about the questions I am more then happy the share anything I know that might be of use to you!
 

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Look for county, state and school board jobs.
I've been employed by the Broward county School board for about 36 years now. (Started at 17) I was a custodian. A school bus and truck painter and body person and now a mechanic. Getting your foot in the door is a big step.
I retire in 2 weeks with a full pension. The pay is very decent. Especially when you factor in the insurance, holiday pay and other benefits.
Very hard to beat.
And most school districts are always looking for apprentice and journeyman painters. As well as laborer positions that lead to other trades.
It's a great opportunity for a young person. And not too shabby for an older person.
Most school sites have a copy of the current non instructional jobs listings.
Or search on line for your counties school districts job opportunities.
Just my recommendation because it's been a GODsend for me.
 

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Class 3 Water Distribution Systen Operator, MOT certified, Class A CDL, and plenty of smaller certificates and such for my Pipefitting job. All paid for by my union. And makes it very easy to move into a different job if need be. We do ok in my household. Wifey still makes a little more, but that's where her 4 year degree came out beneficial. lol
 

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I agree. My other half always said he wasn't good at math, but when he finally went back for a four year degree, he got an A in every class that dealt with math... It was all applied math, which is a bit different from most of the math you see in high school. Applied math makes more sense for many people because it usually has more real world relevance.
 

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A few years ago, I got to visit Kennedy Space Center a couple of times because of a project my office was involved with. My contacts there commented that, with the new programs and the public-private partnerships, there were more than enough engineers to go around... but what they really needed were people who could literally put everything together. I remember thinking WOW when they mentioned welders were getting hired, just starting out, at 80K a year.
 

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No degree I studied for and got the state grade 2 water licenses then from there you need time on the job to get the next license. The industry is a good one to work your way up in.
The water and wastewater treatment infrastructure in the U.S. is archaic, if not ancient. So many of those systems are in dire need of retrofitting or replacing. One way or another, lots of money will be spent to fix and upgrade those systems. It would definitely be a good industry to get your foot in the door and work your way up, and it's in demand pretty much everywhere.
 

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Well if you're no good in math don't bother with electrical. It's all math mostly trig .But it's not hard to learn .If I could do it anybody can . I really like electrical work. I've done pretty much everything you can do in construction work. Electrical is the easiest by far work wise. I make very good money .I've also taken business management classes .If you like painting stick with it . Learn everything about it . How to bid jobs then start your own company. Start small then slowly grow it bigger . Put money back into your business. Then one day you'll be able to sit back and watch your guys take care of you. Just remember people don't quit jobs they quit managers . If you treat people right they'll break their backs for you.
 

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