I work for United and feel free to private message me if you need any assistance.
I work in a management level position with United and the people I work with all have various skill sets. Most with degree's. a couple just High school. One with a Masters. It's all how you market yourself and what makes YOU better than me or anyone else reading this reply.
As with all companies it seems nowadays, if your resume isn't formatted correctly (in terms of continuity), spelling, grammar etc... TALEO (recruiting system) will toss your application out! All HR
will see is the top X% based off the hiring managers criteria, then he'll get that list of X candidates and interview from there. So you could literally be the best person for it-period. But a mistake or lack of following direction in the application will cancel yourself out.