Construction Business Owner
I do new construction and re-models.
I do all of my own work from start to finish. I do all aspects of construction, from structural to infrastructure to finish work. Some days I do 2 different trades, like electrical and plumbing and I usually am never doing the same thing from one week to the next. A great day is when I am able to take my time and make everything look and work correctly. At the same time, I enjoy getting a lot done in a day.
I didn't go to school to learn my professions. It came through trial and error and on site work. I can see how things need to be built in my mind, without being taught or ever having done it before. I can see what comes next and how to get from a to z. I pay in-depth attention to anything mechanical and I automatically understand how things work. I single-handedly built my own custom home from the ground up, without cracking a book. I get complimented on the design and quality frequently.
Here's the first step for high school students
Get a job working in construction. While you need a degree, hands on experience is much more valuable.
"College is too hard"