Job Seekers Attend Job Fair In San Francisco

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Thanks to Yahoo Finance here’s a few jobs that don’t ask for a college degree and will pay you around $47,000 – which is more than the average American income.

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Take a look and let me know what you think.

1. If you have no problems with getting wet, how about a career as aprofessional golf-ball diver. What do you mean black folks don’t do that? That’s probably why your butt is sitting there broke!

They say an estimated 300 million golf balls are lost each year, and divers are sent out to fetch them. Finding and reselling golf balls is now a $200 million-a-year industry and golf-ball divers earn between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. Besides, you might very well meet your mate out there on the golf course. I mean, if that’s what you need right now. Now, of course every job has its occupational hazards. So watch out, this one can include alligators and pesticides.

2. Hey, you’re kinda cute. How good do you look in brown? Ever think about jumping behind the wheel of a UPS delivery van? Yes, they make about 18 million deliveries a day, but the averge salary for a UPS driver is $77,000. And that’s $40,000 more than the average FedEx driver. And get this: if you make it 25 years without an accident, and you can be inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor.

Not bad, right. Casualty: Beware of dog bites.

3. Hey, I’m personally not a meat eater, but I do know that Americans consumed a billion packages of hot dogs in 2013. Ever check out the very industrious vendors who sold them? These people earn as much as $100,000 a year. I will not shut my mouth! And if you’re in New York City, you know this man! Only thing for my NYC brothers and sista’s, you’ll need to shelve out about $200,000 in fees to get that coveted Central Park spot!

4. How good are you at working under pressure? Now seriously, we can’t forget about the office manager you slapped just because she made the comment about you not getting to the copier fast enough to pick up your stuff. Nor can we dismiss the fact that you cussed out the HR man. But if you have grown, and can now keep those things in check, you might be good at directing traffic in the skies.

In the flavor of “Samantha” on the show Bewitched…”Well…”

You might make a great air traffic controller. There are 5,000 planes in the sky each hour and you could be one of the air traffic controllers that keep all of them at a safe distance from each other. Here’s a little motivation: The average salary for air traffic controllers is around $118,780 a year.

Yeah, I thought that would help.

But seriously, you must keep in mind that the job comes with stress levels so high they’ve set the mandatory age for retirement at 56.




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