10 highly paid jobs that don’t require a college degree

They say that to do well in life, you must educate yourself. However, there’s a huge difference in educating yourself and going to college. To earn a good paycheque, you don’t always need to have a college degree. The fact, to some it may surprise, is that there are plenty of jobs that don’t require a college degree.

Here is a list of some of them:

1. Event Planners

With something as grand as Indian weddings are always around the corner, event planning is in much demand. Event planners don’t need a formal degree but need to develop excellent communication skill, creative ideas and should have an eye for design.

In event planning, an individual can make from Rs 10,000 to Rs 80,000 per event depending on the work and client. There’s no limit.

2. Social media managers

In the last few years, there has been a massive boom in social media marketing jobs, agencies and freelancers. From a small start-up to a big brand, everyone needs a different approach to what their audience sees on their Facebook page and that’s exactly what’s social media manager’s job is.

Social media managers are paid up to Rs. 60, 000 per month.

3. Artist/Painter

Thanks to social media, the art and independent artists are now able to share their art and even sell it to the world. Sometimes, these artists also get to collaborate with brands and create their own line of products.

The thing about creative fields is that there is no right way to do things. You can make your mark in whatever way you want.

4. Dog trainers

In the past few years, India has also seen an increase in the requirement of dog trainers. There is no formal degree required to become a dog trainer but love for dogs and experience in training them.

A dog trainer in a city like Delhi earns up to Rs 20,000 per month for training one dog, and obviously, it increases with the number of dogs.

5. Website developers

If you’re in college and have your way with technology, you don’t need to graduate degree to be developing a website for startups with a small budget.

Most of the students who are making websites for their startups have learned it on youtube and are getting paid up to Rs 30,000 per website.

6. Translators

If you are born with a language bug in you and have a penchant for picking up new languages easily at home or on the internet, you have an added advantage over others.

Depending on the assignment, translators can earn up to Rs 25,000 for each.

7. Real estate agents

Selling houses is becoming a prominent career choice for youth since the 2000s.

The job of a real estate agent can be easily done with a 12th standard degree but with as much knowledge as possible about houses.

8. Caterers

A career in food catering is fun, and also highly paid. The job includes planning, checking quality, presentation and more. It also gets you to meet a lot of people and have fun after work.

The average earning is between Rs 5000 to Rs 50,000.

9. Packers

Packing is a vast field. It ranges from packing and moving when people shift homes to packing wedding gifts.

For the job, you just need the right knowledge, capability and creativity.


10. Bartenders

A bartender in India earns about Rs 207,746 annually. ‘

Bartending is a fun job for those who love to go out, meet people, dance and party. You won’t feel like you have the world a single day in your life.