College is not for everyone there are fields you do not need a degree for! My sister’s husband is a plumber. He did an apprenticeship under a master plumber and his certifications were paid for. There are a lot of job similar where you either do trade school or an apprenticeship. Those jobs are high in demand and pay well. Do google research on jobs you could see yourself doing and how to best achieve that job. Find out if you need college or just need experience.
Anantha Ganesh’s Answer
But with my personal experience, once I moved to college, I felt school life was better. Once I started working, i thought both school and college was better. So learn to enjoy your non-working days now rather than regretting later.
By the way, if you look into the trades, I highly recommend you look at jobs in the green energy field of work. There are all kinds of trades jobs related to energy efficient appliances and construction. This is a field that continues to expand, especially since building regulations and codes continue to adopt more stringent energy efficiency standards.
There are alot of people that don't enjoy school. It is very important to complete High School as the foundation for the rest of your career. It is important to understand why you don't like school. In today's world there are alternative ways to complete High School. Online school may be an option to consider.
As far as how long do you have to remain in school, this really depends on what type of career you would like to go into. Since you do not like school maybe a trade career would be something you want to explore. As you grow older you will learn the items that most interest you and you can focus your attention there.
Some people prefer to go to culinary school or school that teaches a trade such as being a mechanic.
From there, it depends upon what you want to do that will determine how much more "school" you will need. Keep in mind that life is a learning experience. At some point, you will always be learning something! That is was makes life interesting!
Best of luck to you!