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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