How likely is it for someone to succeed financially without a degree in college or university?

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  • 1 month ago

    You might was Bill Gates.

    You also might read the book "The Wealthy Barber".

    There are many people who are a financial success without a college degree. There are also lot of people with college degree who are not financial successes.

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on their qualifications, what skills they develop, what they actually do with any education, training, etc. they obtain. E.g. a plumbing contractor with master plumber certification & contractor's license who owns his/her own business can easily earn about double that of the typical college grad. Impossible to predict since a degree or lack of it in itself predicts nothing.

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  • Vicki
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    1 month ago

    You can, it's not impossible. There are definitely jobs you can get - some decent paying - that don't require past a high school degree. It's really your high school degree/GED you need to worry about realistically.

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on what you call financial success.

    First off, a degree is not a guarantee of getting a job or of being able to do a job competently. However, degrees do help get into some jobs. Those jobs mostly do NOT lead to financial success, as in financial independence.

    Those without the degrees do have a harder time reaching financial success, but the ratio (success to non success) is about the same whether one has a degree or not.

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