Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, For Everyone!

There is this recurring claim that jobs are scarce and that there are hardly any jobs available. We read headlines about politicians talking about jobs being shipped to China or Japan, but that is not the whole story. There are plenty of jobs that are available and many more that will be made available. How can you get them?

Show me the Jobs

I often hear people in Scranton claiming that there are no jobs available in Scranton. That is interesting considering, I just had a friend tell me he got paid 30k to be put on retainer to manage someone’s information systems. Now, many people will claim that you need to college degree to make that kind of money. Nope! In fact, that same friend has no formal education in technology. He just decided to take it up one day and within a year began working in the field. The most valuable resource is information and it is information that allows people to take advantage of opportunities. So without further adieu, here is a list of jobs you can get that requires little to no college education:


Name Description Median
annual wage
Education required
Boiler-markers Assemble, install, and repair
boilers, closed vats, and other large
vessels of containers that hold liquids
and gases.
$56,560 High-school diploma
or equivalent
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians Design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff $57,850 Associate degree
Real-estate brokers Oversee real-estate transactions including selling real estate or renting properties and arranging loans $58,350 High-school diploma
or equivalent
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail and farm products Purchasing machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of a business or organization. $58,760 High-school diploma
or equivalent
Computer-network support specialists Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption $59,000 Associate degree
or certification
First-line supervisors of construction trades
and extraction workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers $59,700 High-school diploma
or equivalent
Claim adjusters, examiners and investigators Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures $59,960 High-school diploma
or equivalent
First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers and repairers $60,250 High-school diploma
or equivalent
Gas-plant operators Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines $61,140 High-school diploma
or equivalent
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians Aerospace engineering and operations technicians operate and maintain equipment used in developing, testing and producing new aircraft and spacecraft $61,530 Associate degree


This is just a sample; you can see the full list (here). In addition, there are roughly three million high skilled jobs available that do not require a college education(here). That’s not all. There is currently 1 trillion dollars in the checking accounts of banks ready to be loaned out for all sorts of things. The reason why the money is not going anywhere is because government is often populated with people who are older and out of touched with society. How many people in government currently know anything about technology? The technology sector has been growing for the past 25 years but no one in government knows anything about technology. How can you expect people in government to create jobs, when they do not know what the hottest jobs sectors are? Look around and see the America that is supposedly developed. Our entire infrastructure is old and the only thing modern is our computers and cell phones. Our trains, planes, homes, roads, buildings, street lights, telephones systems, etc.. are all old. If we were to modernize and bring our infrastructure up to date we would have jobs for everyone! If the Scranton government took all the debt on its balance sheet and poured it back into the city (instead of pocketing it) through modernization efforts, no one would complain about not having a job. In fact, there would be so many jobs that people would be pouring into the city to get them.

After all…

Do not buy into the pessimistic lingo that is being spread by people who are simply out of touch. There are jobs for everyone. If you would like additional information on anything you read here please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than willing to show you the jobs. Furthermore, if you are ever in doubt about where the progress in our society is coming from, just visit this site (Techcrunch) and read up on what’s happening in tech.

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