Is it all worth it?
« Thread started on: Sep 14th, 2012, 02:05am »
Is going though college really worth all the money and hassle? I mean if once you get out its going to be almost as hard to land a good paying job as it would be before you went into school. I know some people that just graduated with the masters and still are having problems finding work. I had seen a bum on the side of the road and he also went though college and had a degree. Then i look at the people working on the oil rigs making up to 15,000 a month and none of them have taken a step into a college class room. I'm 20 years old and have taken one year at a community college. Im taking this year off to help out with family and im working 78 hours every two weeks at Radio shack. Of course its not where i want to make my career but im just a little confused of what i should so. or some of my options. I'm also considering going into the Coast guard. Can any one out there take some time and give me some pointers please? :/ im feeling a little lost and worried about my future. Thanks for taking the time to read all of this. -
Re: Is it all worth it?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 7th, 2012, 10:48am »
College or a degree is not some sort of automatic pass to getting a job. It shows employers you have an education but for most employers that is merely a pre-requisite to have an interview.
An undergrad degree like a BA or BS are virtually useless unto themselves. Like I said it shows that you have some reasonable intelligence but not much else. Post graduate degrees will almost always offer a much higher success rate in finding a decent job. Once again, that education does not guarantee anything long term. Your attitude and what you accomplish once you get your first job will have a far greater influence on your future success.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates didn't get College degrees, but they were exceptionally driven people. Not everyone can bring that kind of vision and drive. Some people are satisfied with less and others just can't stop and until they reach their full potential.
You didn't mention what type of education you were considering or what type of degree you want to get. Maybe you could tell us if you have any interests. Good luck.