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Air traffic controller - Average salary: $108,000

Air traffic controller - Average salary: $108,000
High stress, long hours and thousands of lives in your hands. If you're great at multi-tasking, being an air traffic controller could prove a financially-rewarding career choice.

15 careers that don't require a university degree

The saying "the higher the education, the higher the salary" isn't always the case. There are a number of career options that don't require a university degree - though most do require spending at least one year at a community college, where the annual tuition could run as high as $4,000. Here are 15 of the highest-paying careers that don't require setting foot on a university campus and the average salary for each. (Sources: CareerCast, Forbes, Kiplinger.com and Bankrate.com)