Electrician, Welder, IT, programming, Air traffic control, plumber, just to name a few
Learn a trade. I’m a pipe fitter in Oklahoma . They pay you to go through an apprentice program then pay you 30 plus an hour with great benefits. I made 72,000 last year. That’s a lot it oklahoma.
True. But what I’m getting at is that is Oklahoma scale. I did a job in Colorado last year and made 47 an hour. Cost of living is cheap in Oklahoma. I’ve got more shit than you’ll ever have.
Serious answer, whether you have a degree or not doesn't have to be the deciding factor for what you do with your life.
I work in banking, and only one of my colleagues has a degree, however some do have professional qualifications.
I am the only one studying for a degree alongside full time employment, and whilst I do get respect for doing it, the praise I get from my organisation is derived from the type of person I am, the work I do within my role and the support I give my team.
In my opinion, the only reasons to earn a degree are for your own personal achievement and to evidence that you can work with and understand abstract concepts at a higher level.
A degree is ultimately a means to an end.
I do fire sprinklers. Steel pipe. Your employer will pay for your license and any training you’ll need. It’s a really good deal. Same goes for plumbers, electricians, hvac, etc. in Oklahoma, every one of those trades pays 32 to 35 an hour. If you can get in the elevator union, the make about ten dollars more an hour. Just pick a trade that interest you. Once you get your license, you can work all over the world. Any state.
Almost anything you have the capacity to teach yourself. I program 5axis CNC mills for a prototyping business and I made $92,xxx last year. By California's standards I'm middle to upper middle class, so I'm not rich, but we're comfortable. My wife, who has a BS degree manages a store. I was lucky to get through high school.
I'm an industrial valve salesman. we sell to either to refineries, fab shops, or supply houses. my base salary is $86,500 a year, plus commissions which should put me a little over 100k this year. started in the warehouse 4 years ago, and just started learning. Work in TX so my money goes far too.
Head over to a staffing angency and ask for a manual labor job. You’ll have to work along side Mexicans but they’ll treat you kindly and show you how to work smart when the work is intense. Work manual labor for a month to whip yourself into solid working shape. Then apply as a mantence guy for a hospital or college/University. People guff at maintece Work but you’ll learn to maintain and fix everything but engines, skills you’ll need for your own home.
as degenerate as mexican men can be, if you work hard but don't let yourself be pushed over by them, they'll teach you the ropes and treat you as one of their own.
you'll be fucked if you end up working next to Cubans, Haitians, or any other breed tho, especially those fucking Haitians
I work full time at a Law Firm as a shitty file clerk and go to college full time. honestly they're all acting like I'm gonna be there forever telling me shit but the moment I get my masters in economics I'm bounced nigga. I used to make 20 an hour being customer service but the company closed now I make 11 an hour fml
Learn a trade or find a niche market. I'm in agriculture. No degree. No experience. But I'm a quick study, I work hard, and I like to execute plans. Now I manage and design small time production. Wish I would've gotten here earlier instead of wasting my time in college.