While the overall takeaway suggests going to medical school if you can afford it, there's a variety of other fields to whet your money-earning appetite, chief among which are finance and tech. As the report states: "Leadership roles in finance, sales, tax, human resources, strategy, supply chain, research and development, marketing, and legal are all alternate routes to a high salary."
If you're looking to earn a strong salary straight from the get-go, entry-level positions in finance and brand management both earn starting purses of $100,000 per year. Mid-level positions, on the other hand, are the most lucrative in finance, "but roles in sales, marketing, and engineering also take spots on the list," per the report.
Unsurprisingly, the degree that promises the most moneymaking career is an MD, as doctors vastly outperform graduates with MBAs and law degrees (JDs). Sadly for the academic set, worker-bees with PhDs and MAs scrape the bottom in the advanced degree category, but they still outperform workers with just a bachelor's degree. When it comes to cities with the highest salary-earners, San Francisco takes the cake. Which is really no surprise, considering how expensive it is to call the Bay Area home.