Further education may seem like the natural next step for those who want to work towards having a career, but it's not the path for everyone.

A degree on a CV also doesn't guarantee anyone a high salary these days, so for many it's much more feasible to take a different route.

What some people may not be aware of is that, right now, there are jobs available paying as much as £68,793 a year with no formal education required.

Jobs site Adzuna looked at a million positions advertised and decided to pick out the ones you can apply for without formal qualifications.

The highest paid jobs you can do without qualifications have been revealed

Overall, they found nine "unskilled" roles paying more than the average advertised salary for "professional" ones - £35,773.

As well as that, more than 20 roles paid £30,000 or more on average.

Adzuna co-founder Andrew Hunter said: "Jobs that don’t require a formal qualification can still be extremely lucrative."

At the top of the list is the job of an "ethical hacker", where individuals test websites and companies' security by trying to hack into them.

You can earn up to £37,000 as a courier and don't need any qualifications

Therefore, that means computer skills, ingenuity and experience matter more than formal qualifications.

The next best paid role for those without qualifications is a "private chauffeur", with an average salary of £46,500, while bouncers can also make more than £40,000.

Hunter added: “Jobseekers without the rubber stamp of a degree or diploma should be ready to work hard for these positions, showing off soft skills like communication and emotional intelligence at interview and preparing for the fitness and agility tests required by more physical positions in the Army and Police."

Working as a private chauffeur can earn you up to £46,500

The 20 best paid jobs that don't need formal education

1. Ethical Hacker - £68,793

2. Private Chauffeur - £46,500

3. Bouncer - £42,881

4. Mining Construction - £42,757

5. Operations Manager - £40,014

6. Real Estate Agent - £39,864

7. Military Security - £39,464

8. Army Officer - £39,001

9. Power Plant Operator - £38,551

10. HR Manager - £38,469

11. Courier - £36,936

12. Criminal Investigator - £35,554

13. Firefighter - £35,332

14. Food Taster - £35,275

15. Executive Assistant - £33,578

16. Recruiter - £33,035

17. Waste Management - £32,100

18. Plumber - £31,707

19. Sales Executive - £30,656

20. Police Officer - £30,451