Saturday, August 07, 2010

Plenty of renumerative jobs don't require a degree

Thursday, MSN sent out a Career Builder email and link “20 Jobs that Pay Big Without a Degree”, here. Yup, we all know that Mark Zuckerberg developed Facebook after dropping out of Harvard.

A lot of them are blue collar (carpenter) or particularly people-oriented (“Home care aide supervisor”). Some of them might be jobs like managing individual franchises.

At KU in graduate school in the 1960s, I had an engineering student as a roommate who had trouble applying himself and talked about what he could do without a degree. I lost track of him, but in the early 1970s he already owned a home in Oakland, CA.

Picture: McCollum Hall, where I lived as a grad student at KU, 1966-1968.

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