New data from the job search engine Adzuna has found that you can earn in excess of £39,000 with no formal training, if you get in the right industry.
One of those industries is HR, according to research of over one million live job ads that don’t require degrees.
Below is the table of unskilled, high earning jobs:
Average listed wage
Real Estate Agent
Power Plant Operator
The highest paid job which required no degree is an “ethical hacker” with an annual figure of £68,793, whereas HR Managers are offered £38,469 maximum on the site with no formal higher education, placing them 10th on the list. Recruiters are placed 16th earning £33,035 and Executive Assistants are one above at 15th, with a listed highest average salary of £33,578.
On job search sites such as Indeed.com, you can specifically search for unskilled HR jobs, of which there are 5,408 listings (at the time of writing).
This being said, a lot of HR Managers and those in HR do have specialist studies and qualifications from CIPD or degrees in relevant areas. The jobs often listed as high paying with no formal training requirements come with the hitch of needing years and years of experience to be considered for the role, something that without any training qualifications can be seriously hard to reach.
The study focuses on the formal training of a worker, not the sort of training that you can pick up whilst working at a company for long periods of time.
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