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What are good high paying jobs for a 19-year-old boy that require no experience and no degrees?

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2010-04-05 16:42:23

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This will be tough. By saying you're young, you have no experience,

and no college degree, you are saying you are not especially

qualified to do anything in particular.

The job market is like any other market where prices (in this

case, wages) are determined by supply and demand. The more limited

the supply in a particular field the higher the wages will tend to

be. So, for example, if a job requires a college degree, it will

tend to pay more because there are only a limited number of people

with degrees. The total number of college graduates is a subset of

the total population looking for employment.

The one potential special qualification mentioned in your

question is that you're a young man. If you're healthy and strong

that qualifies for you manual labor jobs that other people couldn't

do. Some of these pay well, especially the ones that other people

don't want to do. For example, garbage collectors make fairly

decent money even though it's an unskilled job that requires no

experience or education. Not everyone can do it, physically, and

not everyone would want to do it.

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19 years old is the perfect age to look into working at a power

plant. Some teenagers (18 and 19 years old) earn over $70,000 per

year as boiler operators. No college degree needed, and some of

those teenagers earn more than their parents.

To find more information about power plant jobs in your area,

Google: "high paying power plant jobs in my area". Or find out

about a "POSS Test" by doing a Google search. A POSS Test is what

many power plants use to pre-qualify applicants for specific power

plant jobs that do not require a college degree.

Also, do Google search for: "worker shortage at power


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If you have the opportunity, go for railroad work. I've heard that

you can make around $30K a year starting.

If you're not interested in that, military pays you and covers

living/eating/clothing/medical expenses, coming to about 35K a year


Lastly, fireman or law enforcement may be options. I'm not sure

what the pay rate there might be, however.

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You can work for the USFS as a seasonal firefighter and make about

$24K in six months on a hand crew. You do not have to have any

experience to start, they do all the training required in-house the

first couple of weeks and you are paid for it. The best plan is to

find stations where you want to work and talk to people, they will

tell you how to apply. You must talk to individual crew leaders

about your interest to ensure getting hired.

This is a great way to make a lot of money fast, and in the

remaining 6 months of the year do what you wish. I have done this

for 7 years. I now have $30K saved and have traveled to over 10

different countries for vacations from 1-5 months long, sailing,

scuba diving, backpacking and more!

Other jobs may pay more per year, but you will have to work year

round. Especially once you get a few raises and start making $30K

or so, you appreciate it is like making $60K/year, but only

deciding to work half the year. Also look at jobs with National

Parks Service (NPS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

You can also compare this with other answers. Railroad work for

the same amount in a year, but working the ENTIRE time? Or the

welder who just now after 13 years is making $57,000/yr? Restaurant

workers make about $15K/yr and if on the floor about half of that

again in tips. Remember that life is for living, and work to live,

not the other way around.

The other benefits of wildland firefighting include: Peak

physical fitness, travel to amazing wilderness locations with

occasional perks like helicopter flights or witnessing towering

infernos of 100ft+ flames engulfing hundreds of acres, intense work

builds not just body but mind and personal character/discipline.

Challenges are frequent, keeping your human spirit sated with

satisfying achievements: this is not some "what is the point of my

creating another spreadsheet" office cubicle job.

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You might try to get into the building trades as an apprentice.

Plumbers and electricians with no experience don't make a lot at

the very beginning, but if you have the ability and an aptitude for

the work you can advance quite rapidly.

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My husband was young with no experience, but was able to find a

Ready-Mix Concrete Company that would train him and pay for his

CDL. 3 years later he was running his own plant. In Florida new

drivers with no experience start around $12/Hr. That's probably low

compared to the rest of the nation. Plus, you drive a company paid

truck and usually receive good benefits. You do work long hours,

but do get paid overtime.

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Become a contractor for your local cable company. Most companies

will hire anyone with a pulse and provide training for them. A lot

of people don't like the work and quit. It is not bad if you stick

with it. There are some tools to buy, but most of the time the

company you work for will provide them or payroll deduct them. You

can make anywhere from $700 to $1500 a week depending on how much

you work.

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If you live near the coast and you're in decent physical health,

consider working offshore. Oil prices are up and there is a labor

shortage. I started when I was 26, wish I would have started

earlier. It's not easy but an unexperianced roustabout will start

at 34k-35k a year. A floorman starts at about 40k.

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Hey, I think one of the best things you can do is become a waiter

or even bus-boy...if it's a good, popular restaurant, you can make

really good money and they're really good at working around school

schedules and stuff.

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the Seafares International union (SIU) is the best most high paying

field out there 90day in school 90 day on ship month off 7 weeks

for department you like best work 4-6 month contracts make at least

20,000 in that time 2 months off 120 days upgrade pay up to about

6-8 grand a month

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I walked into a welding shop not knowing anything. I cleaned the

shop helped welders in handling the steel. As time went by I

learned how to weld and fit. As years went by and I moved on to

different shops, I learned new ways of building. From that first

welding job paying $5.65/hour to this day I'm making $57,000/yr as

a machine builder. I can do all types of welding of several types

of metals. My mechanical aptitude of computer skills able me to

engineer, make prints, and build anything that I can festor up. I

recently built my own sawmill I'm now 34 and been

welding for 13 years.

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