Mom might have told you that you needed to go to college to get a good job, but moms aren’t always right. College is not for everyone and there are plenty of good jobs that don’t require $200,000 four-year college degrees. When looking at these jobs, just remember that salary averages can vary, depending on region of the country or seniority, often both. Also, benefits beyond salary—particularly in the area of retirement—can be a huge enticement. If you are looking for a solid career path that bypasses the university route, here are some professions you should consider. Photo Credit: Kevin H.