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List of Six-Figure Jobs That Don't Require Degrees

Earn Six Figures Without a Four-Year Degree


By now, statistics — and our parents — have drilled at least one thing into our heads: you can’t have a lucrative career without a college degree. But in some fields, at least, the research (and your mother!) might be wrong. PayScale.com has compiled a list of potential six-figure gigs that, although they require training and experience, don’t require a four-year degree. Intrigued? Read on for the full list.

  • Air traffic controller: Earn up to $186,000
  • Real estate broker: Earn up to $187,000
  • Plumber/pipefitter: Earn up to $130,000
  • Construction superintendent: Earn up to $116,000
  • Radiation therapist: Earn up to $116,000
  • Ultrasound technologist: Earn up to $110,000

Do you work in one of these fields? And if so, did you need a college degree to get there?

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pearsbeary pearsbeary 5 years
i feel like these studies are misleading w/ phrases like "up to"...real estate broker depends on the area's value in addition to their ability to sell...right??
runningesq runningesq 5 years
It's possible but not likely.
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