As we approach back-to-school season, thoughts naturally turn to education. As usual, I perused a number of resources as I prepared this column.
Kiplinger magazine compiles information provided by a number of expert sources to determine the Best Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree. For 2017, they pinpointed the best 11, and one of these – Industrial Machinery Mechanic (IMM) – is something we can relate to. They indicate that there are 334,394 IMM jobs with a predicted 10-year growth of 19.2%. The median annual salary is $49,537. Their 2016 findings included plumber, IMM, machine-tool programmer and mechanical insulator as top-10 picks.