The best jobs to get without a university degree

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For many students growing up in Canada, there’s a big push from parents, teachers and society to go to university in order to get a good job. Good news for those students who aren’t so inclined towards many years schooling: you can still get a well-paying gig without having a degree in hand.

New research from Canadian job search side Indeed finds that certain jobs can lead to big paycheques for little to no schooling – instead, the emphasis is on hands-on experience and learning while you’re on the job.

“Many trades and tech-related roles are in high demand,” says Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada. “Employers are facing skills shortages meaning these roles can offer good career prospects or even self-employment opportunities.”

The study looked at the average annual salary of the positions listed on the job site, and totaled the number of postings per 1 million job postings in Canada, listed between May 2017 and July 2017.

If you want a fulfilling career and a good salary, check out these jobs.

<p>No mortar board? No problem. </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No mortar board? No problem.

<p><strong>No. 10:</strong> App Developer<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $66,058<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 1,117<br>(Getty) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 10: App Developer
Average yearly salary: $66,058
Number of postings: 1,117
(Getty)

<p><strong>No. 9:</strong> Electrician<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $62,339<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 1,290<br>(Realtor.com) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 9: Electrician
Average yearly salary: $62,339
Number of postings: 1,290
(Realtor.com)

<p><strong>No. 8:</strong> Web Developer<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $61,822<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 1,253<br>(Getty) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 8: Web Developer
Average yearly salary: $61,822
Number of postings: 1,253
(Getty)

<p><strong>No. 7:</strong> Maintenance Manager<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $83,184<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 367<br>(Getty) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 7: Maintenance Manager
Average yearly salary: $83,184
Number of postings: 367
(Getty)

<p><strong>No. 6:</strong> Pilot<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $75,396<br><strong>Number of postings: </strong>116<br>(Getty) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 6: Pilot
Average yearly salary: $75,396
Number of postings: 116
(Getty)

<p><strong>No. 5:</strong> Sales Executive<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $63,017<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 623<br>(Telegraph) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 5: Sales Executive
Average yearly salary: $63,017
Number of postings: 623
(Telegraph)

<p><strong>No. 4:</strong> Construction Inspector<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $64,675<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 100<br>(Reuters) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 4: Construction Inspector
Average yearly salary: $64,675
Number of postings: 100
(Reuters)

<p><strong>No. 3:</strong> Owner Operator Driver<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $144,969<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 1,100<br>(Reuters) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 3: Owner Operator Driver
Average yearly salary: $144,969
Number of postings: 1,100
(Reuters)

<p><strong>No. 2:</strong> Car Sales Executive<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $78,994<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 627<br>(Getty) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 2: Car Sales Executive
Average yearly salary: $78,994
Number of postings: 627
(Getty)

<p><strong>No. 1:</strong> Real Estate Agent<br><strong>Average yearly salary:</strong> $107,843<br><strong>Number of postings:</strong> 435<br>(Realtor.com) </p>
Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 1: Real Estate Agent
Average yearly salary: $107,843
Number of postings: 435
(Realtor.com)

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