SevenHow far are you.You don't need a degree, you need skills that are valuable and you need to be constantly learning. Wanna make money? Stay the fuck away from help desk, tech support, network support. Go the sysadmin route and at least in north america there's a lot of competent windows sysadmins and they're far from being paid 100k+ like devs. Now competent Linux dev ops/sysadmins, on the other hand, make as much as devs. A friend of mine, 24, dropped out of uni and REFUSED to work in the US until booking.com started throwing so much money at him that he went to work in Seattle for a year. He made close to 200k USD. He's really good though, his programming skills are on par with many devs and he knows dozens and dozens of tools, languages, frameworks, etc. because he's always learning.
Now he's back in Montreal and on the first week he was here, he got over 10 offers (he's a contractor, he picks 6 to 12 month long gigs and his first question is always about the pay) and yeah.. there's a lot of money in that field. Just stay the fuck away from anything Windows and/or support. Your sanity and wallet will thank you.