The best jobs to get without a university degree

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.

Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No mortar board? No problem.

Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

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

Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 8: Web Developer
Average yearly salary: $61,822
Number of postings: 1,253
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Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 7: Maintenance Manager
Average yearly salary: $83,184
Number of postings: 367
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Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

No. 6: Pilot
Average yearly salary: $75,396
Number of postings: 116
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Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

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

Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

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

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)

Best jobs in Canada that don’t need a degree

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