If you want to collect a six-figure salary, a medical degree certainly won't hurt. Collectively, physician jobs dominate the list of the nation's highest-paying positions, holding nine of the top 10 most lucrative jobs.
But there's good news for the rest of us: Although statistically more education means better pay, you can land a very high-paying job with just a bachelor's degree and considerable work experience.
The old adage "do what you love and the money will follow" still holds true in many cases. But if you want to boost your odds, check out one of these nine jobs with average salaries that top $100,000, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.