There are all kinds of men with women: poor men, rich men, tall men, short men, handsome men, homely men, and so on. You don't need a degree to earn a living, and in some cases, not even to be rich! Who the heck are these people who make such statements as "just a plumber" or "just a laborer" or "just a fireman"? I've never met any. Well, actually I have met one guy who's said things like that, but he was born privileged and can be quite snobby (is that the sort of person you want to go by anyway?). There are tradesmen who make upper-five to six figures per year and most of their time is spent with far more purpose than shifting papers and information to and fro in an air-conditioned office while sitting on one's ass.
Universities for the most part, I believe have people wasting enormous amounts of time and energy, and even though I enjoy my middle-class lifestyle with the profession I have, had I know differently, I don't think I would have wasted my freaking time, money, and energy in them! And from what I gather now, many of them resemble year long sleep-away camps and hotbeds of cultural Marxism and like our public schools, have thoroughly sucked the manhood out of young men!
Besides, firefighting is a man's job, and anyone who works around predominately women, such as myself, can attest that such a condition can drive a man nuts!
I'm working on having a family (you know, getting the work done in the bedroom) and I'd like to have a kid ASAP. Unfortunately there have been some hiccups in this effort (think of what can go wrong with a wife's body). But if I have a boy, though I can't control what a kid will do, I will definitely be steering him in the direction of a trade or firefighting in the future, unless he has some inclination and talent for something like engineering, mathematics, medicine, or perhaps a physical science. NO HEALTHCARE, NO TEACHING!
Many NYC firemen and LEO's have to fight women off with sticks! This hangup is in your head, nowhere else!