I've decided recently that I don't want to go to school and get a degree and get a job that way. I have a friend who studied for about a year and a half for the CPA exam all on his own, registered to take the test and did very well on it, eventually landing himself a nice job that he enjoys. Personally I'd rather spend my time doing something like that. I know it's hard work but I'm not a fan of spending thousands at college to earn a degree, only to come out of school in debt and unsure if I'll get a job. I have many friends who were in that exact position for years after graduating. I'm curious what other fields work like accounting, where it doesn't really matter if you studied in college or studied on your own. As long as you can pass a certification exam you have a good chance of finding yourself a job. I don't really know what other forum or group of people to ask this too, the LPSG community is always very wise so I thought you guys would have some ideas.