The current job market is not an easy beast to tackle, with the overall high cost of living and growing competition finding a job is the main concern for young people today.
Very few jobs are available for candidates with only a high school diploma to their names and even fewer of them have the potential to provide financial stability in the long run.
Sales and Marketing
Construction and Skilled Trade
Accounting and Finance
Restaurant and Bar work
Logistics and Transport
Health and Beauty
Clerical and Administration
What can we gain from an analysis of this list? First off, you need to be willing to do the work others might not want to do. Accounting is notoriously tedious and working for a restaurant or in logistics means long hours away from home. Secondly, we cannot ignore the prevalence of more craft/trade-related work. Construction, beauty, bar work and computing all involve doing courses and apprenticeships in the given field, but not necessarily a university degree. Finally, some of these jobs can be unstable or pay badly. Teachers are criminally underpaid and sales jobs can be unpredictable at best.
A job that is never listed, but has the potential to grant good employment, financial stability and the ultimate job satisfaction is entrepreneurship. You don’t need a degree to carve out your own opportunity in the job market. All you need is a good idea and enough drive.