Some eventually headed to higher ed, some went into business or military and some have just been hanging out (you know who you are!)
A reader wrote to Ask Cathy (Cathy Horton's advice column) that she is not the college type but wants a secure, lasting career (not just a series of jobs)
Ask Cathy gave some pretty good advice as to a hot area that should be immune to economic woes. IT in health care. Hard to argue. You can read it at the above link or listen to the podcast version.