I have no degree!
I make more than the average family!
And....... I have zero certs!
I think social skills in technology are much better than anything else, to get a good job.
This is true also. I have a couple of friends that have great social skills in technology with no degrees/certs and have great IT jobs. One does Executive IT support for a Fortune 500 company that pays very well and the other is a Wireless Data Architect. Both know their stuff very well.