No degree, no problem
I found a list of the top 10 jobs for 2018, where a degree is not needed.
A food service Manager, would that be a shift manager at Taco Bell or something similar? $19.82/hour. Pharmacy tech, $14/hour (should be a lot higher). This may surprise you, $12-$15/hour for entry level TV reporters in a market the size of Midland-Odessa.
Here’s the list from Career builder .com
With the low unemployment rate in the basin, there are a lot of good paying jobs that do not require a degree.