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A university degree in the UK has traditionally led to better earnings but a tight labour market means employers are offering increasingly generous pay packets to non-graduates. But a degree nowadays doesn’t necessarily mean a better-paid career. Although it’s noted that graduates still earn more on average than those who never went to university, typically taking home £35,000 a year versus £25,500 for those without a degree, according to data firm Statista. But some careers that require no degree can be incredibly lucrative. Non-graduates can often end up earning tens of thousands of pounds more than their graduate peers, without ever having to take on a pound in student debt. But as we’ve found it is not only having a degree that usually boosts earnings, but the type of degree and the grade can have a big effect. A fashion degree gives you the least earning potential; graduates earn just £23,832, some £1,168 less than the average non-graduate salary, according to jobs website Adzuna. Graduates with film degrees earn £24,878 on average, philosophy graduates £25,428, English language graduates £26,143 and criminology graduates £26,311.
Take a look at some of the jobs below to see if they could be the right fit for you.
|Position||Job Title||Average Advertised Salary, March 2022||Advertised Vacancies on Adzuna|
|2||Casino Gaming Manager||£70,000||4|
|8||Oil Rig Operative||£53,000||3|
|12||Food Safety Inspector||£48,003||19|
|13||Air Traffic Controller||£45,000||5|