Jobs That Make 100K a Year or More

Growth Trends for Related Jobs

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Although this is a difficult time for the American economy and job market, there are still many different types of jobs available that pay more than $100,000 per year, which is more than double the current U.S. average household income. Many of these jobs require a degree and/or specialized training, but there are still several different jobs without a degree that can eventually earn more than $100,000 per year.

Sales Manager

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Companies often pay sales managers more than $100,000 per year, many of which do not require a degree. Many sales organizations like to promote and train from within, giving current employees the opportunity to excel and grow from assistants, store managers and even district and area manager positions. Also, people who promoted are not always top sellers. Often times, those promoted to these positions are selected based on communication skills, professionalism, ability to follow and give directions, and attendance.


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There are several different types of consultant jobs available that pay $100,000 per year, including business or financial consultants. Although most specialized consultants possess some type of related college degree, many consultants started because of their vast experience in their field and do not have a degree. Consultants can earn $100,000 per year either as independents or working for a firm.


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Although there are many high paying jobs in the field of medicine, many of which pay more than $100,000 per year, the average salary of a surgeon is currently $200,000, according to Of course, many years of schooling, study and preparation are required, but surgeons are consistently some of the most valued and highest medical professionals because of the technical nature of their work.


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Pharmacists are currently averaging more than $100,000 per year, and the position is growing in popularity. Aspiring pharmacists will undergo training and schooling similar and most are required to hold a doctorate. But the daily stresses and pressure, when compared to the average doctor or surgeon, are very minor because of the nature of a pharmacist's duties, making pharmacy a very fast-growing job field.