My third oldest son has earned a 4-year degree but never has done his official internship, so doesn't have the actual official document. He did work for a period in IT at SNL, but wanted to get back to his Colorado digs, so left there. And his study was not even in IT but in Outdoor Recreational Management. Go figure that one out. Two other sons also are in IT positions, one with a degree and one without.
I also have a 4-year degree and was near completing a Masters in Sociology, but spent 42 years in IT, getting my start even though I had only even seen a computer once before I started my first development job. Again, go figure.
Fourth son has only taken a few technical classes with no degree, but owns and operates a very successful HVAC company employing about a dozen technicians.
So, as I have pointed out before, education is only one building block that needs a firm foundation in thinking skills. Are they innate? I can't say. Being the theological evolutionist that I am, I tend to favor that they are largely learned. I do believe that, as our Constitution declares, 'All men are created equal'. But from there on, it's up to YOU.
My wife has a degree in English, but instead started, operated, and sold a successful computer graphic design business, again because an astute manager recognized that she had an ability to be creative with technology.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- L. DaVinci