Top 20 Well Paying Jobs That You Do Not Need a 4 Year Degree for in Oregon



Here’s a list of 20 well paying jobs that do not require a 4 year degree.

  1. Electricians- install maintain and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.

Median salary in the year 2015- $67,450

Estimated employment in Oregon- 7,150

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 14 %

Requirements- apprenticeship

  1. Claims Adjusters, Examiners, Investigators- evaluate insurance claims. They make decisions about whether the insurance company must pay for a claim and if so how much they have to pay.

Median salary in the year 2015- $68,060

Estimated employment in Oregon- 3,380

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 3 %

Requirements – On the job training or classes, the higher level jobs may require a bachelors degree

  1. Funeral Service Managers- Plan, Direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes, Includes activities like determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the services of funeral homes.

Median salary in the year 2015- $69,210

Estimated employment in Oregon – 60

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 5 %

Requirements- Associates Degree

  1. Gaming Manager – Plan, direct, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino, the gaming manager may even create the house rules.

Median salary in the year 2015- $69,340

Estimated employment in Oregon- 50

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 1%

Requirements- On the job training

  1. Power Plant Operators- Control, Operate, or maintain machinery to produce electric power, which includes, equipment operations.

Median salary in the year 2015- $72,050

Estimated employment in Oregon- 380

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- -6 %

Requirements- Long term on the job training

  1. Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters – install and fix pipes that carry liquids or gases to and from homes, businesses, and factories.

Median salary in the year 2015- $72,730

Estimated employment in Oregon- 4,030

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 19 %

Requirements- Associates degree

  1. Dental Hygienists- clean teeth and observe oral areas, head and neck for signs of oral disease, may inform patients on oral hygiene.

Median salary in the year 2015- $77,010

Estimated employment in Oregon- 4,030

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 19 %

Requirements- Associates degree

  1. MRI Technologists- Manage Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanners

Median salary in the year 2015- $77,960

Estimated employment in Oregon- 340

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 9 %

Requirements- Associates Degree

  1. Nuclear Medicine Technologist- Operate equipment that produce images of parts of a patient’s body, arrange radioactive drugs and oversee them to patients. The radioactive drugs cause irregular areas to appear different from normal parts in the pictures.

Median salary in the year 2015- $81,800

Estimated employment in Oregon- 130

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 2 %

Requirements- Associates Degree

  1. Insulation Workers- Set up and restore the resources used to insulate building to help manage and sustain the temperatures in buildings.

Median salary in the year 2015- $82,830

Estimated employment in Oregon- 400

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 13 %

Requirements- High School Diploma, Apprenticeship

  1. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers- they directly administer and organize duties of workers involved in fire fighting, prevention, and control

Median salary in the year 2015- $82,830

Estimated employment in Oregon- 1,410

Requirements- EMT experience or on the job training

  1. Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay- Inspect, test, repair, and maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in- service relays.

Median salary in the year 2015- $82,980

Estimated employment in Oregon- 100

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- -4 %

Requirements- On-the-job training or Vocational certification

  1. Registered Nurse- Manage patient care in diverse settings

Median salary in the year 2015- $83,800

Estimated employment in Oregon- 32,490

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 16 %

Requirements- Associates Degree, Pass the exam and obtain a license

  1. Detectives and Criminal Investigators- Carry out investigations to prevent or unravel crimes that are suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws.

Median salary in the year 2015- $84,500

Estimated employment in Oregon- 660

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 4 %

Requirements- Associates degree and training

  1. Fire Inspectors and Investigators- Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and make sure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. Fire investigators find out the origin and the cause of fires and explosions.

Median salary in the year 2015- $85,640

Estimated employment in Oregon- 160

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 6 %

Requirements- EMT or on the job training

  1. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers- Use ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians

Median salary in the year 2015- $86,390

Estimated employment in Oregon- 550

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 24 %

Requirements- Associates Degree

  1. Electrical Power line Installers and Repairers- Set up or repair electrical power systems and telecom tables

Median salary in the year 2015- $86,960

Estimated employment in Oregon- 1,000

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 6%

Requirements- Long term on the job training

  1. Power Distributor or Dispatcher- Organize, control, or distribute electricity or steam

Median salary in the year 2015- $91,160

Estimated employment in Oregon- 280

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- -6 %

Requirements- On the job training and Course work

  1. Radiation Therapist- Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by radiologist.

Median salary in the year 2015- $96,030

Estimated employment in Oregon- 180

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 14 %

Requirements- Associates Degree

  1. Elevator Installers and repairers- Install, fix, and maintain elevator, escalators, and other moving walkways

Median salary in the year 2015- $103,260

Estimated employment in Oregon- 40

Estimated change in employment over the next 10 years- 13 %

Requirements- Apprenticeship or High School Diploma

2 Responses to “Top 20 Well Paying Jobs That You Do Not Need a 4 Year Degree for in Oregon”

  1. Mitchelle says:

    Lucrative jobs, paying more better that some other jobs that requires a 4 year degree cert. Most times those without the degrees are more competent in such jobs.

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