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Did you know that the top earning 10% of professionals make extreme amounts of money in jobs that need no more than a high school degree?
Today’s job market doesn’t guarantee that you’ll have consistent work, not as it used to, but that hasn’t stopped the ingenious from making it work. For those who didn’t go to college or have no intentions to do so, there is still a host of high-paying jobs that you can get without a college degree.
These positions do require a great deal of on-the-job training, certifications, or years of lower work in order to move up the ranks. Positions like subway workers, writers, authors, and captains of water vessels make higher compensation because of unfavorable conditions in which one must work.
With that said, we wanted to spotlight the 15 most surprising six-figure jobs in America, according to Forbes.