There are plenty of good-paying jobs that require only a high school diploma and don't involve flipping burgers.
After four years of college, the average grad will have over $37,000 in debt to pay -- and that's at the beginning of their career, according to Debt.org.
Wouldn't you like to spend those four years after high school earning a quarter of a million dollars while you learn and build your career?
With just a high school diploma and an internship or apprenticeship, some jobs can pay more than $75,000 a year.
To find these jobs, TheStreet searched the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Finder for jobs with a median pay higher than $55,000, require only a high school diploma, on-the-job training, apprenticeships or internships, and have some expected job growth through 2026.
Here are 20 good-paying jobs you can get with just a high school diploma:
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.