Everyone is always telling you to go to college.

But in todays economy, it may not be the smartest idea.

Kids should be able to explore these alternate careers.

In today's America, people are making amazing lives for themselves without ever stepping foot on a college campus.

I'm not talking about the dummies on youtube or tikTok!

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In Alabama, there are several high-paying jobs that do not require a college degree. Here are a few of the top ones:

welcomiaCommercial diver: Commercial divers perform underwater tasks such as inspecting pipelines and bridges, repairing shipwrecks, and laying underwater cables. They earn an average annual salary of $60,000 in Alabama.
Commercial diver:
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Heavy equipment operator:

Aircraft mechanic: Aircraft mechanics repair and maintain aircraft, ensuring that they are safe and ready to fly. They earn an average annual salary of $57,000 in Alabama. 

These are just a few of the many high-paying jobs in Alabama that do not require a college degree.

With the right training and experience, individuals can earn a good living in these industries and enjoy stable and fulfilling careers.

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