Finding a job without a degree can leave you lost in a sea of bland resumes and mediocre paychecks, but just because you don’t have a fancy piece of your paper with your name on it doesn’t mean you have to lower your standards when it comes to jobs. There are plenty of well-paying government jobs that don’t require a degree and offer on-the-job training to get you prepared and help you climb the ladder to success.

Here are some well-paying government jobs in Florida that don’t require a degree!

USPS Postal Worker

Median Annual Wage: $58,760

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent

Why You Need To Apply: No experience is necessary for all entry-level positions, and career employees have the opportunity to make six figures, with full federal benefits and a retirement plan.

Court Reporter

Median Annual Wage: $57,150

Education Required: Certificate from a postsecondary institution (trade school or online courses)

Why You Need To Apply: Court reporters work in courtrooms transcribing legal proceedings word for word. Freelance reporters make their own schedules, and there is a large demand for reporters since a shortage in 2018 due to retirement.

Financial Clerk

Median Annual Wage: $39,570

Education Required: High school diploma

Why You Need To Apply: Financial clerks mainly provide administrative in the realm of financial records. Think computing invoices, updating financial records, and assisting customers. 

Deputy Sheriff

Median Annual Wage: $42,888

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent

Why You Need To Apply: A great way to stay connected to and give back to your community after completing the academy, a deputy sheriff patrols the county and highways, investigates crimes, and arrests suspected criminals where necessary.

Administrative Assistant

Median Annual Wage: $35,590

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent

Why You Need To Apply: If you're good at organizing and scheduling and don't mind an office setting, this a secure job that you will find in a variety of schools or government agencies.

Library Assistant

Median Annual Wage: $28,440

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent

Why You Need To Apply: Library assistants can end up in county libraries or public schools, assisting teachers with curriculum or organizing library materials. Benefits may even include health insurance and a retirement plan.

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