Secret #1: Get an advanced degree
Earn a college degree and you'll earn more money than without one. Earn an advanced degree and you'll earn even more money. Seems logical...because it's true! According to a 2007 U.S. Census Bureau report, those with advanced degrees earned nearly $15,000 more annually than those with only a bachelor's. In many cases, those who obtain a graduate degree take on extra responsibility and income. For example, attorneys earn almost double the salary of paralegals. Even part-time lawyers can earn nearly $75k.
BLS 2008 median salary: $124,750
Career training secrets: Bachelor's degree in business or a related field; Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school (required).
This article is from TODAY. Later in the article it mentions an online MBA being a route to a 75k salary. And people wonder why idiots are still enrolling in places like Cooley and Thomas Jefferson at full tuition. The idea that lawyers are all rich still pervades our society.
I especially like the part time lawyers making 75k gem.