Why a College Degree Isn’t Necessary to Make a Good Living and be Happy

A four-year college education will cost around $100,000, more if you go to a prestigious college like Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. Is it worth it? Some occupations demand a college education and more. If you want to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, you will have to go to college.

But there are many great jobs out there that offer satisfaction and a great living.

Educational gate-keepers still exist. While media gate-keepers have been deposed, education is still in the hands of the bureaucrats and government officials.

Trying to find a conservative college is nearly impossible, and the ones that are available aren’t that great:

“Liberal bias in higher education has been a longstanding accusation by people on the right going back to William F. Buckley’s 1951 book, God and Man at Yale.
“University of British Columbia sociologist Neil Gross’ book, Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care, provides a lot of data suggesting that the liberal bias in higher education is in fact real.
“According to the book, American professors are three times more likely to be liberal than the average American with an estimated 50% of college professors identifying as liberal, though just 8-9% of professors in the country can be described as ‘far left’ or ‘radical’. Meanwhile, economic conservatives represent about 4% of academia and 23% of professors are pro-military and social conservatives.”
“Democrats outnumber Republicans 4 to 1 in the college professor ranks, according to Gross, and 6 to 1 at the country’s elite universities.”

Even perceived conservative schools like Hillsdale and Grove City have their problems.

The question remains, however, do you need a college education to succeed today? Can a person make it with a good income in a job he or she loves without going to college? Some of the best jobs don’t require a college education and are always in demand.

They may not be prestigious jobs, but they are rewarding and almost never go out of style. Some jobs are dirty. Have you ever watched shows where guys rehab old cars, put in sound systems, reupholster car interiors, flip homes, build furniture, run pawn shops, shop for collectibles and resell them, rebuild mechanical equipment, write books.

How about programmers, video editors, film producers, real estate, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc.

None of these occupations requires a college education.

They require knowledge, skill, and experience, but you don’t have to have a degree from college to acquire the knowledge, skill, and know-how.

People like Steve Jobs, Bill gates, and Mark Zuckerberg did not graduate from college. They became entrepreneurs whose companies have changed the world.

A new study has come out that concludes that “the happiest people work for themselves.” While working for yourself is not easy, it is most satisfying. To that I can attest.

“Over the course of a year, CareerBliss and Business Insider partnered up to take a detailed look at the jobs that make people happiest — that don’t require a college degree.

“The jobs that dominated the list involved the sorts of business and technology skills that many people learn on their own, picking them up in passionate pursuits rather than through sitting in a classroom.

“The No. 1 ‘happiest’ job: starting your own business as an entrepreneur.”

Here’s the chart of the “10 Happiest Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree”:

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