Overall, the fourteen jobs for high school grads offer an average median salary of $41,307, which means the group is in line with the overall average salary for all Americans. The highest paying job on the list offers a median salary of $77,000 a year. But several of the careers on Careercast's list offer incomes around $20,000. The list includes careers that have long been popular trades for Americans who don't attend college. But Careercast also identified tech positions that are in high demand, and often don't require a degree, just skill. Still, expect to be paid less without a college degree. "Business owners don't always want to pay market rate if you don't have a degree," Sol Hershkowitz, of New York-based Viasoft.com, told CareerCast, according to its press release. Check out CareerCast.com's list of 14 Great Jobs Without a College Degree:
1. Administrative/Executive Assistant Jobs Rated Rank: 75 Median Salary: $34,660 Job Growth: 12% 2. Automobile body repairer Jobs Rated Rank: 77 Median Salary: $34,660 Job Growth: 17% 3. Bookkeeper
4. Communications equipment mechanic Jobs Rated Rank: 84 Median Salary: $54,710 Job Growth: 15% 5. Electrician Jobs Rated Rank: 76 Median Salary: $48,250 Job Growth: 23% 6. Glazier Jobs Rated Rank: 59 Median Salary: $36,640 Job Growth: 42%
7. Hair stylist Jobs Rated Rank: 83 Median Salary: $22,500 Job Growth: 14% 8. Industrial Machine Repairer Jobs Rated Rank: 44 Median Salary: $44,160 Job Growth: 19% 9. Paralegal assistant Jobs Rated Rank: 41 Median Salary: $46,680 Job Growth: 18%
10. Pest control worker Jobs Rated Rank: 95 Median Salary: $30,340 Job Growth: 24% 11. Plumber Jobs Rated Rank: 66 Median Salary: $46,660 Job Growth: 26% 12. Receptionist Jobs Rated Rank: 86 Median Salary: $ 25,240 Job Growth: 24%
13. Skincare specialist Jobs Rated Rank: 43 Median Salary: $28,920 Job Growth: 25% 14. Web developer Jobs Rated Rank: 24 Median Salary: $75,660 Job Growth: 22% More From AOL Jobs 5 More Reasons You Don't Hear Back After Applying For A Job Tired of looking for a job? 5 tips to start your own business What Does A College Degree Really Get You In 2012?