The 15 Highest-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a Bachelor’s Degree

This story originally appeared on Self Financial.

Over the past 10 years, undergraduate enrollment has been on the decline. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total undergraduate enrollment decreased by 8% between 2010 and 2018. As the COVID-19 pandemic further disrupts higher education and employment prospects, many Americans are evaluating whether a four-year degree is the best path to a successful career.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with an undergraduate or advanced degree have significantly higher earnings than those without. While median annual earnings for full-time workers across all education levels in 2019 was $39,810, that for bachelor’s degree holders was $64,896, and the median salary for both doctoral and professional degree holders was nearly six figures.

Although higher education usually leads to a higher salary, the rising cost of education has created a precarious situation for many bachelor’s degree holders. Since 2003, total student

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The 25 highest-paying jobs that you can do from home

  • Researchers from the University of Chicago studied which jobs can probably be done from home based on their work activities and responsibilities.
  • Many of the jobs that can be performed remotely typically earn more than those that can’t be.
  • We looked at which remote work jobs pay the most, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Psychiatrists earn an average of $220,430 per year, making that the highest-paying job that can likely be done from home.
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Jobs that can typically be done from home bring in higher wages than those that can’t, according to a recent analysis of work-from-home occupations out of the University of Chicago. Of the occupations that can be done remotely, various manager positions are some of the highest earning.  

The report from researchers at the University of Chicago used job characteristics from the Department of Labor’s Occupational

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