2. Computer Programmer
After Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard, he founded Microsoft and went on to become the world’s richest man (up until recently). He also becomes the poster child for self-education and entrepreneurism. Though not all of his ventures panned out (Remember “Traf-O-Data?” We don’t either…), Gates proved that programmers can make it without a four-year degree. If they’ve got the chops, that is.
Some employers do look for candidates with degrees, while others care more about demonstrable skills and certifications in specific programming languages, or vendor-specific products. So if you like to write and test code for apps and programs, this could be the path for you. Keep in mind, though, you could face some competition from overseas workers who can do the same tasks for less.