|| In the last few decades, more and more people are going to college to further their education. It's hard to become a scientist, a professor, or a businessperson without getting some sort of college degree—but college isn't always necessary to achieve success. Some people are ready to enter the workforce right after high school. Rachael Ray was one of those people. The cooking television and talk show star began her career working in restaurants and, for a little while, at the candy counter at Macy's in New York City. After becoming the chef at a prestigious hotel restaurant, Rachael worked her way from sous-chef to superstar! Today, shows like "30 Minute Meals", "Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels", and, of course, "Rachael Ray", have made Rachael one of the most successful people in television. And what's most amazing about Rachael's story is that she's done it all without a college degree!