Make 6 Figures Without a Degree

Temp Agency in Fairfield


Most of us have a high-school diploma.  Some of us even have additional certifications specific to a trade or maybe a two-year degree. But many of do not meet the “four-year degree preferred” statement still seen on many job postings. Would it surprise you to know that there are many jobs offering six-figure salary without a four-year degree?

Even if you have a degree, maybe you want to make a major career shift and try something new. Whatever the case, we’ve put together some information to help you get started.


What Types of Jobs are Available?

OK, so maybe you are not going to start out at a six-figure salary.  However, if you are willing, it is possible to work your way up to that magical number quickly.  Some of the jobs we looked at require a 2-year certification; but for some, you just need good old-fashioned on-the-job training. But, what types of jobs are we talking about?

  • Sales Consultant
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Head Chef
  • Freelance Writer
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Construction Manager
  • Firefighter
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Funeral Services Manager
  • Detectives & Criminal Investigators
  • Nuclear Power Reactor Operator


I know, the last one seems a little impossible.  We recently watched a documentary on Chernobyl and Nuclear Power Reactor Operator IS on the list.  By the way, Diablo Canyon Power Plant is in San Luis Obispo County for those that may be serious about this profession.


The Road Less Traveled

We recognize the option of apprenticeships may not be for everyone. Though our research indicates a four-year degree is not required for most opportunities, there may be a requirement for other types of certification or training.  If you learn better by doing or are just looking for an alternative, it is worth looking into. As with any job, you must have dedication, be prepared to work hard, and have a willingness to learn.


What Else?

I am not interested in going the Apprenticeship route, but I still want to make good money. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Here are a few links to get you started.

Top 25 with No College

Top 20 Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

Indeed – Make $100K with No Experience

High Paying Jobs

How to Earn Six Figures Without a Four-Year Degree (2017)

Jobs that Pay $100k (2019)


Good Luck

We know we are just scratching the surface with this article.  Hopefully, we have provided some ideas for you to start your own search.  Whatever your passion… Plumber, Electrician, Cook, or a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator, we wish you luck.  Drop us a line at Star Staffing and let us know what you find in your research… we’d love to hear from you. 

If you need our help for a temp agency in Fairfield, we are always here! With seven offices throughout Northern California, we can offer a broad selection when it comes to types of positions. Contact us at 707-429-0200 today to learn more about our application process.

Cheers to the Future!


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