When John Walrond was ready to enter the workforce, he chose a career that didn't require college.
"I had to work, I had just gotten married, I had a baby| I had to work, I couldn't go to college," said John.
John couldn't afford college tuition. Instead, he slowly continued his education... first getting a journeyman's license, later a Master Plumber's license.
He paid a lot less than college would have cost him... and it paid off.
"|each year, you get a dollar or two more, I'm now up to $68/hour| and I'm still cheaper than all the other plumbers out there," said John!
John's part of a growing national workforce trend.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that eight of the top 10 fastest-growing jobs through 2014 do NOT require a bachelor's degree.
Besides plumbing, careers in health technology, firefighting and automotive repair make the top ten list.
Experts estimate there are some 50-million jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree, yet come with a paycheck of more than $40-thousand a year.
Now, nobody said "Don't go to college!" Its just that there are careers out there that don't require that four-year degree.
So think about what you want to do, then maybe you'll save yourself some serious time and lots of tuition money.