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It's pretty obvious to me that there's a lot of elitism in the conversation about four-year degrees. This chart debunks that whole myth that you NEED to get one to be a success in life. You totally don't. You can play to your strengths, be savvy about your post-secondary choices, and still have a lucrative career — and there certainly shouldn't be any shame in that.