The term "six figures" refers to a yearly salary amount between $100,000 and $999,999. There are many careers that offer a six-figure income, with or without a college degree or diploma.
Oil field workers, entertainers and writers all have the ability to earn this level of income, with or without a higher education. Doctors, lawyers, and other professionals who have the necessary education to practice their craft earn these salaries as well.
Surprisingly, where a person works determines how much money they make. For example, makeup artists can make well over six figures per year in the state of New York, while writers and entertainers make more in California.