© 2022 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
KSOR Header background image 1
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

No degree? No problem. Author makes case for 'Blue Collar Cash'

jx draw (64).jpg

You worked hard to get through college, and now you work hard to maintain your lifestyle--and pay your student loans. Who's in charge here, you or the loans?

College is not for everyone, and Ken Rusk makes the case for taking the non-college route, in his book Blue-Collar Cash: Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life.

His paid work experience started with digging ditches in his teens and moved onto construction and beyond. No college degree, and no problem with its lack.

The author makes the case that a blue collar career can be more rewarding, financially and otherwise, than college.

Stay Connected
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.