Key findings indicated two things: 1) You still need a lot of practical training to get a job. Sorry, poets. And 2) there’s a lot of money in aviation and law enforcement. Now, let’s unpack this.
Air traffic controllers, coming in on top, have an average annual salary of $120,820. So you get to make $58 an hour and skip college calculus... Unless the application requires an associate's degree, which is admittedly common.
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers earned 15% less than air traffic controllers, coming in at an average of $102,850. In 2018, there were 124,810 of these guys and gals hanging around, making six figures and watching the world’s debt crisis burn.
Most jobs are attainable if you go through the proper training provided by the employer (i.g. pilots, police officers, funeral managers, etc.). But other jobs in the ranking are a bit harder to score without a lot of practice and passion, like professional athletes and gaming managers at casinos.
Go be what your fifth grade self wanted you to be -- even if it doesn’t require a college degree. That is, unless it’s not one of these things, then think again about that because life is hard, but definitely take up your passions as a hobby at least, and never, ever lose hope. I love you.