Ok, so there's appx. 1724 Target stores with 1-2 managers per store. That's 1724-3448 manager positions through Target, with maybe another 500-1000 corporate positions. So what, a total of 4500 positions max. That doesn't even take into account how many of those positions are actually vacant. Also fwiw, 50% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. Don't make this stuff sound easy, because what your advocating, although possible, is FAR from "show-up, work hard, win". I agree that many ppl go to law school for the wrong reasons and/or make poor financial decisions regarding law school. But seriously though, if starting your own business or making it in middle level management is so easy, more ppl would be doing it.
Never said it was easy, but there's way WAY more probability of success than dumping 150k for a worthless piece of paper. Don't forget, if you follow this route, you will not only be skipping the crushing debt, but you will also get ACTUAL experience doing things that other people find useful. So after 10 years, even if you don't make manager, you will still have solid experience, plus a nice chunk of money saved up...how does law school even compare with that? Also you focused on target, but notice in my original post I said ANY job. Being a manager or district manager for almost any company will all but guarantee you a solid middle class life.