Straight to Work

Jobs that do not require a college education


Kade Topping

Bill’s Service Center front sign advertising Redmax sales.

Some students decide to go into the workforce right after high school or choose to take a gap year between their senior year of high school and their freshman year of college to make money. While it can be difficult to find a place to work after high school, many jobs do not require any technical school or college education.

Bill’s Service Center Inc.
Address: 509 Sonderen Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366

Bill’s Service center is a small engine repair shop that also rents out equipment such as power washers, engine hoists and trailers as well as U-Haul services. Bill’s Service Center hires front desk help, mechanics and “yard dogs” who assist with rentals and moving machinery. Yard dogs start at $12 an hour and have opportunities to get raises and become mechanics.

CVS Health Corp.
Address: 3002 State Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368

CVS pharmacy technicians can make around $17 an hour and nearly $36,087 a year. These technicians sort pills, create labels and review side effects with customers. The only requirement to work as a technician is to be fully vaccinated unless health or religion does not permit it. CVS is looking to hire people with customer service and pharmaceutical experience, according to

Complete Auto Body & Repair
Address: 4490 N. Service Rd. St. Peters, MO 63376

Complete Autobody repairs vehicles that have been in accidents along with tire services. They offer jobs as mechanics, body technicians, front desk help and porters who transport parts to other body shops. Porters and body technicians start around $12 to $13 an hour. They have opportunities to move up in the company as well, according to