You can. It's called being a Professor.
I agree...it's sad how when it comes to getting a job that most people are more likely to be hired by "who they know" rather than their degree or how much they know...experience does help...but a lot of it is political. A bachelor's degree doesn't seem significant anymore. I hope that things change. There are too many people that need jobs and are qualified for them that aren't given the opportunity.
I doubt that you'd get money for having extreme or no Selfconsciousness, since that's not healthy.