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PIX Financial Fix: Best jobs for people without high school diplomas

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Over the course of a career, workers without a high school diploma earn roughly $330,000 less than those with diplomas, and only a fraction of what people with college degrees make.

While the average salaries may be low, there are some professions that hire high school dropouts and pay more than $1 million in lifetime earnings.

Ross Kenneth Urken, personal finance editor for The Street, talks about the best jobs for people without a high school degree.

  • bus and truck mechanics
  • wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives
  • maintenance and repair workers
  • food service managers
  • nursing, psychiatric and home health aides

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