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Creating a Pathway to Your Dream Career by Tom Kucharvy

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CHAPTER 9

Alternative Ways of Getting an Advanced Education

Steps 10 Through 14

College is completely unnecessary if you are really smart and driven . . . I think the evidence speaks for itself when you look at great companies that are being created, how many of those people actually finished college.

—Elon Musk

Founder of PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX

Key Points

Many high-skill careers, including some that pay very high salaries, do not require college degrees.

There are a growing number of ways of preparing for a high-value career, other than a four-year degree. Community colleges can directly prepare you for many careers or provide a low-cost entry into a four-year education.

Apprenticeship, although underutilized in the United States, can ...

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