High paying STEM jobs that don’t require a degree
You don’t need a degree to earn a great living. In this article we explore some high paying STEM jobs you can land without a degree. From construction, through to IT, there is a lot more available to you through vocational education than you think.
Construction Equipment Operator
Crane operators and construction equipment operators manage and work heavy duty machines like cranes or bulldozers. For many of these roles a high risk work licence is required.These are specialised skills which are in demand and well paid.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/581/crane-operator
IT security specialist
This role is a great fit for someone who is interested in combining their computer science and problem solving skills to keep safe and recover data from computers and storage devices. It is interesting that in a lot of the IT security specialist roles in Australia a TAFE qualification is considered to be similarly relevant to employers, when compared with a university degree. If you are interested in IT security specialist roles it might be worth looking up some job descriptions to see what background employers are looking for in their employees.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/241/it-security-specialist
Miner or Oil & Gas drilling worker
Drilling roles often involve flying in and flying out to offshore facilities, like oil and gas rigs or drilling platforms. During your role you will be responsible for supporting the moving, setting up and operating of drilling rigs and equipment.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/347/oil-gas-drilling-worker
Getting a job as a web designer is much more determined by your portfolio than by your degree. As a designer you will be responsible for the technical and graphic aspects of the look and feel of the website and web-based application you’re building. A range of vocational qualifications are more than enough to get you trained and into these roles if you have a strong portfolio of your previous work to demonstrate your skills.
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/514/web-designer
CNC machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments used in engineering and manufacturing. You can get into this role via vocational pathways that will train you to use computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine to cut, drill and finish components. This job offers an interesting connection between designing and building parts using software like computer-aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM).
Click here to learn more about this job: https://www.careerhq.com.au/careers-database/job_details/292/cnc-machinist
The list doesn’t end there…
This list highlights just a few of the STEM jobs that without a degree you could be earning a handsome salary. There are plenty of other roles out there so if you’re not sure where to start, we recommend beginning with the CareerHQ Compass. This online, interactive 6 module tool will help you to match your interests and skills to a list of 3-6 job which suit you.
You can learn more through this link: www.careerhq.com.au