The following is a list of the best paying filed service careers that do not require a college degree and most only require a high school degree or equivalent General Education Diploma GED. Most of these jobs provide on the job training OJT and are considered apprenticeships. All of these jobs, however, require a certain set of soft skills such as the ability to work unsupervised, be highly organized, have good communication skill, excellent customer service skills, be a meticulous record keeper, have troubleshooting abilities, have good reading and math skills, critical thinking skills, complex problem solving skills, the use of all body functions, be able to work in all types of weather extremes, judgment and decision making skills, high levels of integrity, no previous criminal history.
Pest Control Technicians
Also known as Certified Pest Control Technician, Commercial Pest Control Technician, Exterminator, Pest Control Applicator, Pest Control Chemical Technician, Pest Control Operator, Pest Control Technician, Pest Technician, Residential Pest Control Technician, Termite Technician
How Much Do Pest Control Technician Earn?
Entry Level Pest Control Trainees can make while in training $23,230 the average is $35,430
The median annual wage for all pest control workers was $38,640.
Experienced Senior Pest Control Technicians make on average $57,400.
Training & Education of a Pest Control Technician
The typical entry-level education required is a High school diploma or equivalent
Generally, there is no prior work experience required almost all pest control companies train through on-the-job training with a moderate-term on-the-job training
Pest Control Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of pest control technicians on the payroll as of 2016 is 78,900
The Job Outlook is positive from 2016 to 2026 with a 8% increase
There has been an Employment Change of 6,500 expected from 2016 to 2026
What Pest Control Technicians Do?
Pest control technicians remove unwanted pests, such as ants, roaches, fleas, ticks, bedbugs, mosquitoes, that infest buildings and surrounding areas and can cause damage to people, pets property or plants.
What is the Work Environment of A Pest control Technician?
Pest control technicians must travel to a customer’s home or business. Technicians often have to kneel, bend, and crawl into tight spaces to inspect for pests. Because there are health risks associated with the use of pesticides, technicians are to be highly trained in pesticide safety and, product label, MSDS, personal protection equipment, including respirators, gloves, and goggles. Generally, must work evenings and weekends.
How to Become a Pest Control Technician?
State laws require pest control technicians to be either certified, licensed or work under a Certified Pest Control Operator CPO or CPCO. Most technicians will require a minimum of a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training.
Alarm Systems Technicians
Also known as Alarm Technician, Fire Alarm Technician, Home Security Alarm Installer, Install Technician, Installation Technician, Installer, Security Installation Technician, Security Installer, Security Technician, Service Technician
How Much Do Alarm Systems Technicians Earn?
Entry-level Alarm Systems Technician entry wage is $29,560 or $14.21 per hour.
The median annual wage for all Alarm Systems Technician was $47,190 or $22.69 per hour.
Experienced Senior Alarm Systems Technician make on average $71,310 per year or $34.28 per hour
Training & Education of Alarm Systems Technicians
The typical entry-level education required is a High school diploma
Generally, there is no prior work experience required most home alarm companies will train technicians through on-the-job training with a moderate-term on-the-job training
Alarm Systems Technician Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of Alarm Systems Technician on the payroll as of 2018 is 70,900
The Job Outlook is positive from 2016 to 2026 with a 2.6% increase
States with the most Alarm Systems Technicians are Texas, California, Florida, New York and Virginia.
What is the work of Alarm Systems Technicians?
Alarm Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, by following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans. They mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or video cameras and attach electrical and telephone wiring to connect components. Demonstrate how systems work for customers and explain details such as arming and disarming systems, the causes and consequences of false alarms. They test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications. Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, or cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, positioning and terminating cables, wires, or strapping.
Garage and Overhead Door Technicians
Also known as Commercial Door Installer, Commercial Installer, Door Installer, Door Technician, Garage Door Installer, Garage Door Technician, Installation Technician, Installer, Residential Door Installer, Service Technician
How Much Does A Garage and Overhead Door Technician Earn?
Entry-level Overhead Door Technicians average wage is $27,250 or $13.10 per hour.
The median annual wage for all Overhead Door Technicians was $41,010 or $19.71 per hour.
Experienced Senior Overhead Door Technicians make on average $62,530 per year or $30.06 per hour.
Overhead Door Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of Overhead Door Technicians on the payroll as of 2018 is 22,670
The Job Outlook is positive with a 5.2 % increase
States with the most Overhead Door Technicians are Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, New York.
What is the work of an Overhead and Mechanical Door Technician?
The install, service, or repair automatic doors and their mechanisms and hydraulics. Includes garage or overhead doors. Install door frames, rails, steel rolling curtains, sensors, or electric door openers and closers, Assembling and fastening door tracks to structures. Requiring the use power tools, hand tools, and electronic test equipment, impact wrenches and welders.
Also known as Certified Master Locksmith (CML), Certified Master Safe Cracker, Certified Master Safecracker (CMS), Forensic Locksmith, Lock Technician, Locksmith, Registered Safe Technician (RST), Road Service Locksmith, Safe Technician, Vault Technician.
How Much Does A Locksmith Technician Earn?
Entry level Locksmith Technicians average wage is $24,270 or $11.67 per hour.
The median annual wage for all pest control workers was $41,450 or $19.93 per hour.
Experienced Senior Locksmith Technicians make on average $65,870 per year or $31.67 per hour.
Locksmith Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of Locksmith Technicians on the payroll as of 2018 is 16,970
The Job Outlook is positive with a 4.2 % increase
States with the most Locksmith Technicians are Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, New York.
What is the work of a Locksmith Technician?
Cut new or duplicate keys, using key cutting machines, disassemble mechanical or electrical locking devices, and repair or replace worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools, cut new or duplicate keys, using impressions or code key machines, open safe locks by drilling. Install door hardware, such as locks and closers, insert new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combinations, set up and maintain master key systems. Keep records of company locks and keys. Move picklocks in cylinders to open door locks without keys. Repair and adjust safes, vault doors, and vault components, using hand tools, lathes, drill presses, and welding and acetylene cutting apparatus. Install safes, vault doors, and deposit boxes according to blueprints, using equipment such as power drills, taps, dies, truck cranes, and dollies. Install alarm and electronic access systems, Unlock cars and other vehicles.
Also Known As Cable Splicer, Cable Technician, Cable Television Technician (CATV Technician), Combination Technician, Field Service Technician, Installation and Repair Technician (I & R Technician), Installer, Lineman, Outside Plant Technician, Service Technician
How Much Does A Telecommunications Technician Earn
Entry-level Telecommunication technicians average wage is $32,440 or $15.59 per hour
The median annual wage for all Telecommunication technicians was $56,100 or $26.97 per hour.
Experienced Senior Telecommunication technicians make on average $ $82,860 per year $39.84 per hour.
Telecommunications Technician Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of Telecommunication technicians on the payroll as of 2018 is 237,600
The Job Outlook is a -8% (Decline)
States with the most Telecommunication technicians are Texas, California, Florida, New York, Georgia.
What is the work of a Telecommunication Technician?
Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers’ property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.
General Maintenance and Repair Technicians
Also known as Building Maintenance Mechanic, Building Mechanic, Equipment Engineering Technician, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Man, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker
How Much Do General Maintenance and Repair Technicians Earn
Entry-level General Maintenance and Repair Technicians average wage is $23,540 or $ $11.32 per hour
The median annual wage for all General Maintenance and Repair Technicians was $38,300 or $18.42 per hour.
Experienced Senior General Maintenance and Repair Technicians make on average $62,400 per year $30.00 per hour.
General Maintenance and Repair Technician Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of General Maintenance and Repair Technicians on the payroll as of 2018 is 1,384,240
The Job Outlook is a 0.4 % (Increase)
States with the most General Maintenance and Repair Technicians are Texas, California, Florida, New York, Illinois.
What is the work of a General Maintenance and Repair Technician?
Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.
Solar Energy Technicians
Also known as Installer, Photovoltaic Installer (PV Installer), PV Design and Installation Technician, Solar Designer/Installer, Solar Installer, Solar Installer Technician, Solar Photovoltaic Installer (Solar PV Installer), Solar Technician
How Much Does A Solar Energy Technician Earn?
Entry-level Solar Energy Technicians average wage is $30,180 or $ $14.51 per hour
The median annual wage for all Solar Energy Technicians was $30,180 or $ $20.52 per hour.
Experienced Senior Solar Energy Technicians make on average $63,580 per year $30.57 per hour.
Solar Energy Technician Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of Solar Energy Technicians on the payroll as of 2018 is 8,950
The Job Outlook is a 9.6 % (Increase)
States with the most Solar Energy Technicians are Texas, California, Florida, New York, Illinois.
What is the work of a Solar Energy Technicians?
Solar Energy Technicians assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.
Home Appliance Repairers
Also known as appliance Mechanic, Appliance Repair Mechanic, Appliance Repair Technician (Appliance Repair Tech), Appliance Service Technician, Appliance Technician (Appliance Tech), Installer, Repair Man, Repair Technician, Service Technician, Service Tech, Vacuum Repairer
How Much Does A Home Appliance Technician Earn?
Entry-level Home Appliance Technician average wage is $23,170 or $ $11.14 per hour
The median annual wage for all Home Appliance Technician was $38,160 or $ $18.35 per hour.
Experienced Senior Home Appliance Technician make on average $61,660 per year $29.64 per hour.
Home Appliance Technician Industry Outlook
Currently, the number of Home Appliance Technician on the payroll as of 2018 is 32,250
The Job Outlook is a 3.9 % (Increase)
States with the most Home Appliance Technician are California, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Vermont.
What is the work of a Home Appliance Technician?
Repair, adjust or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens. Including the installation of smart home appliances.