We can’t all get a university degree, and we should not actually, as there are many other jobs that may be performed with the successful training, without having to attend college. Jobs on the job market today are usually divided into two main categories named “white-collar” and “blue-collar” jobs. Of course, these two categories are further divided into more, but this is something that immediately gives us the insight into what kind of jobs people are talking about. When somebody says “white-collar” job, we immediately know that he or she is talking about the job that requires a university degree or a specific and very professional qualification. People who do these kinds of jobs usually wear suits, ties, and white shirts, thus the notion of the white color within this job category. On the other side, “blue-collar” jobs stand for something that is completely opposite. A person who does a “blue-collar” job is the one who performs manual labor job, usually wearing the blue uniform, being the way how the name originated. These workers include aircraft mechanics, plumbers, electricians, structural workers, and many others, and their jobs should never be underestimated or considered less important than those performed by “white-collar” workers. These jobs may also be highly paid, and people can make a great profession out of them, especially those people who are strongly devoted to their job, who always want to learn more, and who want to follow the pace of new inventions and technologies. You did not think that a “blue-collar” job may be well paid? Let’s check the list!
Believe it or not, boilermakers may earn an average annual salary going from $56,000 to $80,000, not being much different from the salary earned by someone working in the office.
- Subway and Streetcar Operator
This is also a very interesting profession, and besides being paid an average annual salary of $53,000, it also has an estimated growth of 19 percent by 2018.
- Transportation Inspector
If you decide to deal with inspecting trains, planes, and automobiles, you may expect to earn an average annual salary of $63,000, but that number can be much bigger, depending on the circumstances!
- Construction Manager
Construction managers usually deal with supervising building projects, and the average annual salary for this “blue-collar” job is $94,000. Amazing!
- Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairer
If you are into repairing things, from heavy machinery to electronics and musical instruments, your average annual salary may go up to $64,000.
Electricians deal with installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring and equipment, and a good electrician may earn from $50,000 to more than $80,000.
- Plumber and Pipe Layer
With the average hourly wage of $22, plumbers and pipe layers may earn the average annual salary of $50,360, with top earners who can make up to $80,000.
- Avionics Technicians
Avionics technicians deal with installing, inspecting, or repairing equipment such as radar, radio, navigation, and control systems in aircraft or space vehicles, and can make an average of $52,000 annually.