About 50 years ago I graduated from high school with no plans other than getting a job. The idea of going to college was never a serious option for me. Looking back maybe I should have explored the possibility of going, but I was just an average student and no one ever suggested I look into it.
I think a lot of us would have gone in totally different directions if someone only suggested we consider it. Many of us under estimate our abilities and take what we consider to be the easier or safer course of action.
If you can identify with this senario, let me be the first to suggest you consider a future career in the medical field. I am not suggesting you go to four years of college plus two more years to get a Masters Degree in a particular field. Getting a Masters is almost essential if you want to actually get a job these days as many college graduates are finding out.
But how about just committing to 700 to 1000 hours of training in your local Community College learning how to become a X-Ray Technician, Dental Hygienist or Pharmacist Technician? If making just this short commitment meant you would double or triple your lifetime earnings wouldn’t it be worthwhile?
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.