What are jobs that pay a lot in the uk?Watch
Most of these will require you to have years worth of experience.
high finance (deals sellside/buyside, markets sellside/market makers/buyside, asset owners etc), high end prof services (corp law, public accounting, consulting, lobbying, ad agencies etc), quant finance, core roles (product, engineering, design, DS/analytics, research etc) in top tech companies (from startups to public companies), management roles in biz functions, being a CEO or other general manager, scalable/venture backed entrepreneurship, small business ownership, successful creatives across all creative fields, real estate development, admissions consulting for getting into top schools/departments, teaching at top private schools/international schools, tutoring rich kids, being a butler or PA to a rich family, R&D in big pharma, being a professor at a top tier business school or CS department,etc
none of this stuff is new.
in summary.. anything to do with the allocation of capital/resources (finance), the utilisation of capital (management, prof services), the creation of new scalable systems/technologies (hi-tech), the provision of healthcare (medicine, pharma), the supply of energy (o&g, renewables), the creation of knowledge (research, academia etc), power law distribution of notoriety (media, sports, art etc) and pandering to people with money
Remember, younger doctors can also leave the training programme (temporarily!) to locum, in some in-demand specialties / locations even 2 years post-grad can earn ~£50-£60 per hour. A registrar locum may be able to earn £100-£110 per hour depending on specialty and location.
But then OP has asked for other than medicine, so I will not elaborate more!
There are plenty of top money-earning jobs: premier league footballers / managers, top 10 tennis players, CEO at a top company, investment bankers etc. etc.