If you don't have a four-year college degree, you're NOT screwed.  There are some pretty good careers that don't require one.  Here's a list of the 10 best:

1.  Dental hygienist.  Obviously not just anyone can do it.  You need a two-year degree including clinical training, and you need a state license.  But you can make 70 grand a year if you get that far.

2.  Registered nurse.  Nowadays a lot of them have four-year degrees.  But it only requires a two-year degree, and it pays more than $65,000.

3.  Web developer.  It might take you more than four years to learn how to do it well.  But you don't need a degree for it.  And the median salary is $62,500.

4.  Respiratory therapist.  They help doctors with asthma patients and people who have lung diseases, and they also help take people on and off life support.  It only requires a two-year degree and national certification, and pays $56,000.

5.  Electrician.  You need to be licensed, and you need to know a lot.  But you can learn it on the job, and it pays almost 50 grand a year.

6.  Computer service technician.  Again, it takes a long time to learn how to work on computers.  But plenty of people learn it on their own, and you can make $49,000.

7.  Paralegal.  Most of them have bachelor's degrees and certification, but you don't NEED anything, if there's a lawyer who will hire you.  Pays about $47,000.

8.  Appliance repairer.  You can learn on the job, and you can make almost $44,000 on average.

9.  Carpenter.  It only takes experience.  Typically you make around $40,000

10.  Auto body technician.  Usually you get a job in a body shop and work your way up.  It pays about $38,000 a year