The old adage is that the only way to truly make it in America is with a college degree. And it seems even that is hard nowadays. For evidence, all you need to do is turn on the news every night and hear disheartening stories of down-and-out college graduates working for minimum wage.
However, that is only one side of the story. The reality is that you do not need to get a college degree to make a lot of money. There are plenty of opportunities out there for people to make money. Such opportunities are plentiful in so-called “blue collar” professions, or trade craft professions. If you don’t mind working with your hands most of the day, here are 8 blue collar jobs that make six figures: