That is so true... companies are having trouble finding skilled labor jobs... plummers and electricians make a lot of money too... If you dont want to go to college that is cool...but get a trade or a skill... A lot of people want to come up like jay-z but there is only one jay-z for a reason... rap to me ..is the new hoop dreams. And the if you do not have a college degree there is a visual concrete ceiling at your job.... you will never get out of lower management unless you get a degree b/c they will give it to a person with a college degree than a high graduate... no matter how good you are.... In addition... I think many of you are just think about today or next year.... music is a young mans game very few people or older and if you want a house, have children and maybe take a vacation $10.00 an hour is not going to cut it.... now the college graduates potential top salary will always be double or more than a none college degree. You may make 10 or 15/hour now but 10-15 years from now you will only have cost of living raises but the ceiling is close... A college degree only raises the ceiling on your potential salary as you pursue your goals.