Does a college education provide the same value in job & wealth opportunities compare to the past?
The quick answer is no. With the elevation of graduates over the recent years, the fight to get a good job and succeed has become mucher harder. The growing population has reinforced it along with a higher level of unemployment where almost everyone is looking for that BIG job opportunity.
Depends on the field. In the industries I've worked in, I feel like it's becoming more and more difficult to progress in your career if you don't have a college degree these days. With so many more people having bachelor degrees now, the real differentiator is having a maters' degree or beyond.
Chiefmomofficer, I believe you are correct. The value of a high school diploma say when my father graduated HS seemed to have the same value as an undergraduate degree. Now it does appear these degrees are a dime a dozen. The real differentiator does appear to be a graduate degree to compete in jobs that never required an undergraduate degree. What next, a PhD to compete for common jobs?
The big demand now seems to be for technical skills - both STEM degrees, and vocational technical skills that don't require a degree.
Well, first of all it depends on what you mean by 'college education,' believe it or not. In the United States, in my view, we still have not dealt with the fact that we had an education 'bubble' in the 1950s and 1960s. It was a collision between a flood of New Deal G.I. Bill funds and a higher education infrastructure that seems not to have been updated since the 19th century, believe it or not. If you're interested, I wrote a hub about this....
http://wingedcentaur.hubpages.com/hub/T … ion-Bubble
Well things change and over the years the value of the college degree has eroded as well. It is important but experience is vital. So get both and continue to work!
by marinealways248 years ago
I have been called illiterate and corrected on punctuation many times. I have been told to go to college. I have been given many book suggestions by the college educated who believe I am ignorant because they have a...
by alexandriaruthk5 years ago
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by Ray Iron18 months ago
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! Ability and social skills are BY FAR the most important in getting a good job. Steve Jobs dropped out of college, and look how he prospered! There is a long list of people who have done...
by professorjeff5 years ago
There's a lot of talk about education. Get a college degree and you've saved the day. It's the end-all and cure-all. A formal education is critical to your sustained achievement. But is the bachelor's so super, man? Not...
by Paula3 years ago
Are you satisfied with your Level of Education, or do you feel you should have gone further?
by SheliaKay4 months ago
Who is the better writer, the one with the college Degree, or the dropout who writes with passion.With so much talent on here did you graduate from college?
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