Three Six-Figure Jobs That Don’t Require a Bachelor’s  

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Six-figure salaries are typically associated with advanced degrees. In recent years, high-paying jobs in specialized fields require extensive job training in place of a bachelor’s degree. There are also plenty of six-figure jobs that only require a high-school diploma, associate’s degree, or post-secondary award, writes Morgan Smith for CNBC.  

Here are three six-figure earning jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s:  

Radiation Therapist  

A person in this position is responsible for administering radiation therapy to cancer patients, as well as overseeing the machinery.  

Average annual salary: $126,024 

Required education: Associate’s degree or certification program 

Senior Real Estate Manager 

Real estate managers typically oversee property maintenance, rent payment, and other building-related operations.  

Average annual salary: $135,964  

Required education: High school diploma  

Owner-Operator Driver 

A person in this position would own his or her own trucking businesses or lease out vehicles to other companies.  

Average annual salary: $240,211 

Required education: Post-secondary non-degree award & on-the-job training. 

Read more about high-paying jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree on CNBC.  

Youtuber Shane Hummus talks about high paying jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree.


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