Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Looking for non-college options for your homeschool grads?

Not everybody is looking toward college after high school.  The good news is, there are plenty of decent-paying jobs available that don't require a bachelor's degree!

Check out this article that shares The Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a Bachelor's Degree.  Lots of good ideas there for those of you with up-and-coming graduates.

As a mom of a homeschool grad myself, I feel that choosing to delay (or bypass) college is a valid choice.  My own son hasn't chosen to go to college at this point (he graduated from our homeschool a few years ago) but he has used the time in a variety of worthwhile ways:

--worked full time in the hotel industry
--started a business with me
--learned web design and many ins and outs of growing an internet business
--lived in Texas for awhile, waiting tables for the regular paycheck and managing his friend's music career to live the dream!
--is currently working in NYC in sales and is doing *great*!  (He's pulling in more cashola than his parents are, so HUZZAH! for him! Right?!)
--hopes to relocate to Florida later this year to continue his sales career

He's been working, learning, traveling, and doing things he loves to do pretty much non-stop since he graduated!  Frankly, I call this a success for someone who is not yet 21.  I have no doubt that he will continue to find what works for him, and that his choice to not go to college right away will be ok for him.  College will always be there if he wants or needs it.  In the meantime, he's learning a whole lot from real life, and that's ok with me.  In fact, I'm mighty proud of him.  :)

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