As much as I would love to see my sons grow up with a PhD or just a BS in some science, going into a TRADE instead would make me very happy if they don't go that route. (In actuality, I could care less WHAT they do as long as it's legal and they are happy!) AC repair, plumbers, electricians, Robot repair (yea...that's going to be big). These are examples of jobs you might be able to do without a 4 year degree costing that kinda $$$$ but instead can get into going into a trade. Had I known what I knew now back when I was in HS (80's) I would of supplemented my career in IT with that of a good skilled blue collar skill. If it's mechanical in any way it's going to break. Somebody has to fix it.