I would concentrate on doing something that you enjoy rather than going strictly for a high salary. You will be working for a long time and you will only be your best if you enjoy what you are doing. Generally speaking the more education you need to reform a job the more you will make, but if you like working with your hands, a technical school will give you the skills and a very livable salary. What I suggest is 1) find out what you like doing. 2) Get on the internet and explore that career and find out all you can. Be sure to pick a field that you can get a job in...3) start studying and taking courses relating to that area. 4) Try to get a job/apprenticeship/internship to explore that job. Good luck.