Snoofy, I don't think you understand what trade school is, or what the average in-state salary is for a trade school graduate up here.
If you got your certs in nearly any trade, 6-figure salary is the norm. Or you can fish. Best crab season I ever had we had 3 high school dropouts, 2 of which were felons, 1 h.s. graduate, one BA in literature, and one masters in mech. Engineering. We all got the same checks.