That is truly an impossible question to fully answer: People make millions creating new "gadgets" and/or products; some artists; success in the stock market; a variety of consultants; I know hairdressers that make an extremely good living as well as seasoned massage therapists, and the list is never ending. What is your passion? What are your gifts? Don't be afraid to think outside the box.
There are many high-paying jobs that do not require a degree. One of the most lucrative professions is air traffic control, with controllers earning a yearly salary around $150,000 a year. Other high-paying professions include managerial positions, real estate agents, and entrepreneurs. While many of these positions do not require a degree, they do require hard work, the ability to move up in a professional field, licenses, and/or start-up money.