Yes, I'll admit it, I'm a grandpa. One of my grandchildren just graduated from college. While I'm a very proud grandpa and would love to share photos and stories of my grandchildren, I'll save that for another time. The reason for this article is a conversation that came up about whether a person can find a job without a degree nowadays.

The obvious answer is yes, there are a lot of jobs you can land without a degree. If you want a higher-paying job, most require degrees. However, I recently ran across some interesting information from Stacker Media about the "average statistical numbers on Abilene jobs that do not require a degree." While many of these jobs may not require a college degree per se, some do require special licenses or training that you may have to attend a specialty school for.

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Interestingly, the online publication recently compared Abilene jobs that do not require degrees to the same identical jobs across America that also do not require degrees. The eye-opening discovery came in the pay difference between Abilene and the rest of the United States.

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Get our free mobile app says that, "from the moment a student arrives on campus, students are inundated with messages about the importance of receiving a college education." While graduation from a four-year college can work wonders for students' future.

Find the highest paying jobs that don't require a college degree, conferred with the Bureau of Labor Statistics and  compiled this list of jobs.

Most importantly though, in my most honest, humble opinion, I believe that having a college degree is far better than not having one in today's world. Just stop and look around at how many job opening ads state that a degree of some sort is required.

Nonetheless, these are the numbers according to the latest findings from Wow, I think I may need to find another job because some of these jobs are paying a whole lot of money. Check them out and tell me what you think.

These are the highest-paying jobs in Abilene that do not require a college degree. The numbers are from 2021 and more importantly, while they may not require a degree, nearly all require some experience. Good luck.

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