It is true that without a secondary or post-secondary degree your employment options are more limited.
However, that certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve a comfortable lifestyle with a high school diploma or equivalent, as your highest level of education completed. In fact, there are several in-demand jobs that have projected growth rates well above the national average for the next 8 years, a large number of open positions to fill, and pay more than $40,000 annually.
With roughly 62 million Americans that have only achieved a high school diploma or equivalent. Plus, another 3.7 million high school students graduating this year. There 65 million opportunities to bridge America’s current skilled labor gap.
We at OJT.com are committed to bridging the gap between career seekers and employers from coast-to-coast. So, we’ve curated a comprehensive list of the Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs That Only Require A High School Diploma.
Each occupation is accompanied by some quick facts, including employment projections through 2028, to help job seekers jump start their search. Enjoy!
TOP 10 MOST IN-DEMAND JOBS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
#1. Solar Photovoltaic Installer | $44,890 median annual salary | 63% projected growth
#2. Wind Turbine Service Technician | $52,910 median annual salary | 57% projected growth
#3. Home Health Aides | $24,060 median annual salary | 37% projected growth
#4. Personal Care Aides | $24,020 median annual salary | 36% projected growth
#5. Phlebotomists | $35,510 median annual salary | 23% projected growth
#6. Medical Assistants | $34,800 median annual salary | 23% projected growth
#7. Massage Therapist | $42,820 median annual salary | 22% projected growth
#8. Elevator Installers & Repairers | $84,990 median annual salary | 13% projected growth
#9. HVAC(R) Installers & Repairers | $48,730 median annual salary | 13% projected growth
#10. Computer Support Specialist | $54,760 median annual salary | 10% projected growth