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14 careers that could make you a millionaire before you retire

In a survey of millionaires, these are the top careers where you could sock away a million by the time you retire—and many don’t even require an advanced degree.

2. CPA
2. CPA
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Average certified public accountant salary: $69,350

“The second most common profession amongst the millionaires we surveyed were accountants,” says Hogan. 

"That doesn’t surprise me either because they’re good at counting.”

There’s a high potential for upward mobility in this career as well, according to the U.S. News and World Report survey.

The number one thing that millionaires across the country said contributed to their millionaire status was utilising company-sponsored retirement plans, says Hogan.

“You’ve got two best friends with your money: time and compound interest.”

When you think "millionaire", what image comes to mind? For many of us, it's a flashy 1980s entrepreneur who flies a private jet, and lives the kind of decadent lifestyle that most of us can only dream about.

But many modern millionaires live in middle-class neighbourhoods, go to work and shop in discount stores like the rest of us. What motivates them isn't material possessions but the choices that money can bring.



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