4 High-End Careers (NO DEGREE REQUIRED)


Google is a good example to differentiate the two. As you can see on the photo below, Google’s appearance is simple that you can easily determine how you will use and navigate it. That’s what UI Designers or User Interface Designers do. They are concerned on how the platform should look like and how should it work. While UX Designers or User Experience Designers they are concerned on how and what the platform users will experience. If you search something on Google and you start navigating the website then you are experiencing what UI Designers did. To sum it up, UI Designers are concerned on the appearance, brand and design of the platform while UX Designers are concerned on how the platform should function and what users should experience while navigating.

UI Designers

UX Designers

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1 (UX Designer)
Average US rate: $71,918 per year
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1 (UI Designer)
Average US rate: $64,157 per year

2. Ad Operations Manager

Try to open any website and examine how it looks like. Most likely it has one or two advertisements place on the slider, above the header, on it’s two sides and even on the bottom page. That’s what Ad Operators do. They manage those ads to earn revenues. According to AdMonsters.com, Ad Operations refers to process and systems that support the sale and delivery of online advertising. More specifically this is the workflow processes and software systems that are used to sell, input, serve, target and report on the performance of online ads. They are the brain of the digital marketing. Ad Operators learn and solve problems involving advertisements and apply technologies to make money.

You can actually try this right now. Build a website, put contents and try to build a community who can view and navigate it. Then try selling your own products or someone else. And if you already built a bigger community, try to introduce it on small and big companies to invest for an advertisement on your website.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Average US rate: $61,074 per year

3. WordPress Designer

A wordpress designer uses editing softwares like Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator to make a certain graphic design. Unlike Web Developer, WordPress Designer are more on the creative design. But these two works together. Whatever a designer did for the website, a developer is the one who encode this to make it work. If you’re that type of person who are into creativity then try this. Most likely you should have a strong knowledge about color scheme, typography and design.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Average US rate: $48K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission.

4. Social Media Manager / Specialist

This career is the first non-software language skill that is in demand. Both small and large companies are hiring social media manager for their different accounts. Social Media Manager are the ones who are assigned to handle social media accounts and create contents like copy and artworks and blog for the company.They make sure that their social media accounts are reaching the target audience of their product and company for them to earn revenue. In order to be successful in this career, you have to know how to plan and set goals for the social media accounts because you don’t want to waste your time and effort doing something for nothing. You also have to know how to build brand awareness.

You shouldn’t be worried about learning all of these, you can learn it from watching YouTube videos, attending bootcamps, seminars, convention and internships.

Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Average US rate: $47K per year

Even though these careers don’t required degrees, of course you still need to do a lot of research to learn it. Attending different bootcamps, seminar and interships would really help you gain more knowledge and experience. Also, watching YouTube videos from professionals will be very helpful.

***Work Life Balance Rating are based on at least 60,000 company reviews shared by employees per calendar year. (Acc. to Glassdoor.com)
***Average US Rates are based on payscale.com

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