One reason you start at $8 to 10 is the lack of experience. Schools are needed yes, but I haven’t found one yet that teaches real world experiences.
If I hire you for $8 an hour there’s another $4 to 6 going to workman’s comp, unemployment insurance, you name it. That doesn’t include benefits. For the first 2 years you’re costing me money. Years 3 & 4 we might break even. So were both paying for your education. You need to pay your dues like everyone else.