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Good paying jobs that require little training

Learning job-specific skills can sometimes allow new workers and career changers to obtain a high-paying job without attending college.

Some employers provide on-the-job training in careers like computer sales representatives or dialysis technician. Those who enjoy working with their hands can become a septic tank installers.

Computer Sales Representatives

Computer sales representatives are responsible for assisting clients with their computer purchases. Some duties include reviewing purchase prices, discussing hardware warranties and closing the sale.

Employers request high school graduates with sales ability and communication skills.

Some employers offer short-term training. According to Career Builder Salary in April 2010 the average annual salary for computer sales representatives was £38,632.

Corrections Officers

Corrections officers work in state and local prison facilities.

These law enforcement officers are involved in checking prison inmates for unauthorised weapons and monitoring inmate activities.

State employers require a high school diploma with the completion of a training academy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, federal employers seek applicants with additional education. The Career Builder Salary shows in April 2010, corrections officers earning an average annual salary of £23,227.

Dialysis Technicians

Dialysis technicians assists patients with kidney problems.

These medical professionals are involved in operating dialysis machines, monitoring patients' reactions and keeping the dialysis machine clean. Minimum requirement is a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, since employers offer on-the-job training.

Work locations include hospitals and dialysis centres. The average annual salary ranges between £16,693 and £21,068, according to an April 2010 report.

Septic Tank Installers and Servicers

Septic tank installers and servicers are responsible for checking and reading blueprints, operating construction equipment and draining sewage lines.

Employers seek applicants with a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma and an understanding of building codes. The average annual salary is £19,578, according to an April 2010 report on the Stateuniversity.