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According to a new report in Newsday, becoming a fashion designer is a pretty sure-shot way to make six figures a year without having to earn a four-year degree. If you're thinking, "What?" Yeah, that's what we're thinking too. We know lots of young designers who are scraping by on waaaay less than six figures. Still, according to Newsday, a fashion designer in the 90th percentile income makes $130,900. In the 75th percentile, designers make $90,020. And the median income for a fashion designer is $64,260. Newsday says:
This is one career where you've either got it or you don't. About 25 percent of fashion designers are self-employed. If you're a real creative genius, you might be able to get by with only a high school education. But if you're smart, you'll at least get an associate degree. It also behooves you to get training in color, textiles, pattern making and computer-aided design.· Six figure jobs anyone can get [Newsday]