7 in-demand jobs paying more than $55,000 a year that you can get without a college degree

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Landing a steady, well-paying gig right out of high school can be done, if you know which jobs to go after.

CNBC Make It combed through data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to identify seven occupations that pay more than $55,000 a year, are rapidly hiring workers and do not require a degree.

Each of the jobs on this list will expand their workforce by more than 7 percent, the average rate of job growth in the U.S., and offer salaries thousands of dollars higher than the $35,256 that those with a high school diploma typically earn, according to the BLS. In fact, one of these roles pays double that.

If you’re looking to outearn friends and family without an advanced degree, consider one of these seven positions.

Median annual wage: $59,300
Projected job growth through 2026: 12 percent

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