I don't know many people that fix their own automobiles anymore because so much of it is computerized that the abilities of average Joe that has not gotten formal training in automotive repair is necessarily limited by the nature of the beast.
I don't know many people that fix their own computers because they don't, um know how, and don't want to make a bigger mess than the one that already exists.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. I'm a Journeyman Tradesman, and I only work 40hours a week, with minimal OT, and I get what that average doctorate is listed at.
A lot of my Journeyman friends work up in the oilpatch, and they were bringing in closer to 120k a year.
I did a stint in the military and went on the GI Bill, plus earned a few scholarships along the way.
well, any problem they have, which is FINE, but the problem lies in that it is getting to the point where if they did not have someone to do all these things, they would be helpless as a babe in the woods....
Remember, AAA can only come when you have cell phone service.
Also, not all degrees translate into high salaries.
Compensation is largely a function of the discipline in question.