Let's assume that you have no college degree, first. If you love the ''big'' bucks and being around celebrities and such incredibly rich people, you might look into training to become a pit boss in a casino. There are even jobs available for pit bosses aboard different sized ships, that not only pay well, but the travel opportunities are absolutely splendid. Along with getting good pay and meeting BIG people, you get to travel around the world for free. There are actually classes being given to those who wish to enter this field, and eventually all that's required is a good head on your shoulders as well as the ''finesse'' to be able to carry yourself well among the higher class clientele you may come in contact with.
If you have a natural aptitude for something that you think you could pass on to others, consider holding classes in the corporate world, teaching others in the corporation to accomplish what you feel is relatively easy for you. Even in hard times, during a recession, for example, such instructors are in high demand. Whether you are adept in computer programming, self-help or motivation of some sort, or creating computer games, there is undoubtedly a high paying job for you. For instance, what do you think that the creators of Wii are making?
Are you perhaps a ''fitness nut?'' Personal fitness instructors that work for high executives, as well as movie and television stars very definitely make the big bucks. All you need is a belief in yourself and personal fitness. You can even get professional help in being a personal fitness trainer.
Almost any kind of college degree will help you in creating advertising, and whatever your specialty is will pay more. For instance, if you worked in an expensive restaurant all through your college years, writing ads about food and restaurant ambiance, this may be just the experience you need. Even restaurant managers can earn a very high salary once their expertise is recognized.
If your command of another language is as good as your command of the English tongue, you may well fit into large corporations as their retained translator. Good translators will easily make over 100K if they are good.
Any type of hazardous work will bring in a very high salary, whether you have learned how to drive a truck through Alaska, or can take care of a burning oil well, your services will definitely earn you above 100K. Consider, for example, performing work on an oilrig, hazardous and pays extremely well!
Being a chef is high pay if you are creative with foods and are willing to start from the bottom up. There is usually no college degree needed to write for television or the movies either and you'll eventually get to see what your imagination has wrought on the silver screen or on TV. Good pay comes from having a good imagination. Write one award winning script, and the world is your oyster!