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9 'hot' Ga. jobs that pay more than $40K with no college degree


If you're looking for a job but don't have a college degree, you may want to consider one of these "hot" Georgia careers, according to the state Department of Labor. No degree required. All it takes is a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) for these nine jobs.

And while associate managers in property and real estate have the highest salary, sales representatives for wholesale and manufacturing (excluding tech and scientific products) have the largest annual openings, according to GDOL.

»RELATED: AJC Top workplaces in Atlanta 2017

Electrician

• 2015 annual wage: $45,150
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 710

Plumbers, piperfitters and steamfitters

• 2015 annual wage: $44,410
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 330

Property, real estate and community associate managers

• 2015 annual wage: $72,480
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 350

Real estate sales agents

• 2015 annual wage: $45,620
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 460

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing (excluding tech and scientific products)

• 2015 annual wage: $63,710
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 2,220

Supervisor of construction trades and extraction workers

• 2015 annual wage: $58,040
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 490

Supervisor of helpers, laborers and mat movers (hand)

• 2015 annual wage: $50,900
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 310

Supervisor of landscaping lawn service and groundskeeping workers

• 2015 annual wage: $44,450
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 180

Supervisor of office and administrative support workers

• 2015 annual wage: $55,490
• 2012-2022 annual openings: 1,780

»RELATED: 11 hot Georgia jobs that pay more than $50K, don't require a bachelor's degree


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