A High School Diploma in the past......Now a days people with bachelor degree are working at fast food restaurant......
Education is of real worth and not degrees. Most schools and universities do not provide it.
A Bachelor's degree isn't really worth anything nowadays. Yet strangely enough, many employers still stipulate that you have one to be considered for employment. Even Master degrees seem to be losing their value. But education does not necessarily have to be proven a piece of paper.
What's a Bachelor's degree really worth these days?
It's worth quite a lot to a university -- average BS degree cost about 40k. The ave. student today, using student loans to pay for the degree, will wind up with at least 25k of debt!
Personally, I am convinced that the gov't (federal, state local), at the insistence of the DEMs (wonder why academians are almost all liberals?), have artificially inflated the value of a degree by rewarding degree holders with larger paychecks - all paid thru the good ole tax base. Now that gov't (federal, state, local), because of a thoroughly raped tax base, can no longer continue to "make work.," I think a BS degree is really isn't worth price tag - i.e. not worth going into 25k of debt.
To me education these days is just a backbone, but I believe in dreams, because the majority of the the worlds richest entrepreneurs are either a school drop out or did not have a degree. Education does not teach you how to amass wealth but it teaches how you can another person to build wealth. My only advice is that educate yourself so that you can mange your dream better.
If you mean what is it worth in terms of extra income compared with someone without a degree, it can be substantial if you land the right job, but an increasing number of graduates here in the UK are unable to land a job using their degree or indeed a job requiring a degree in any subject.
If you mean what is is worth in personal development terms I would say a great deal but it is not possible to put a monetary value on that. The same goes for the status it bestows,
A real degree teaches you how to think critically. This is something not taught at school and something that has recently been banned in Texas Schools. So a degree is worth a great deal in terms of mental liberation.
What's a Bachelor's degree really worth these days?
Not much. If you wanna make big bucks, have big houses, lots of brand new cars and a very beautiful younger blonde wife, become a Preacher! You don't even have to believe in God.....most of them don't anyway. As if anybody can read your mind..lol
Dear Father Fatfist, would you ever stoop to this? From your hubs I see you probably could. Especially if you call yourself Father Fatfist.
LOL... just playin'.
Wish I did Kathryn. Now I can only give the advice nobody gave me ;-) Cheers!
You're right on the money here. If anyone want to make big bucks....FAST, develop a brand, advertise it & people will......FOLLOW! Hey, if Kim Kardashian can do it, ANYONE CAN!
First of all, it's the accomplishment that an individual has made and the proof that they can be successful in their endeavors. It is establishing a positive attitude in your outlook on life. Next, most prospective employers, look upon those who have been successful in completing a college degree, as very employable. It depends upon the field of study as your major and the opportunity for a particular kind of employment opportunity available at the time you apply, as to your salary level and how much you can put into needed job skills. Never give in to completing a degree in college, because it seems that jobs may be hard to find! They are out there, and even though you may have to relocate, jobs are there for you to seek and be hired. Be positive and try hard..you can make the grade!!!
Today, BA and MA degrees are still tickets to landing jobs and careers... This scenario still holds true. In the future, they will not be as necessary because people will trust others' ability to self-educate. Self-education is actually valued today, but it is disguised as, "Oh, he has gone to college."
In today's job market, I would say well it probably couldn't hurt, but there are a few factors to consider as well. Area of expertise or study, the specific job one is going for, the school the degree was earned at.
It is alot easier to find a decent job (that you enjoy) with a degree in your hand, not to mention the experience of the education itself. For me it was priceless.
Is it worth it? What do you want to do in life? Yes, you can be a super genius and skip right to the front row, or a good salesperson and make a really good living (sales people make the most money). I have friends that did not go to college that have a great life, I also have friends who did not go to college and are struggling.
It just depends on what you want to be, what you want to do with your life.
It gives your resume a moment's consideration for a corporate job. The rest is up to you and your experience.
With nothing more than a BA (majored in history), I have done very well in the business world and made a great deal of money. My degree helped me to understand things.
There has always been a misconception in our pragmatic United States that a college degree is supposed to be a trade certification. It is nothing of the sort--though some degrees basically are just that. A degree is like a knighthood. It's basically worthless, though it is a paper proclamation that says you are worth something to some people.
It's worth about as much as a high school diploma assuming you have to pay about $40,000 to get a high school diploma.
It all depends upon many factors & variables. There are those who are enormously successful with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, the humanities, & the soft sciences. It all depends upon their attitude, ability to be a self-starter, & being able to sell one self. Nowadays, one must have a Bachelor's Degree in order to get a foot in the door of many jobs, even some McJobs. A Bachelor's Degree is presently equivalent to a high school diploma. A Master's Degree is becoming more of a requirement to get into many professional jobs, especially fast track professional jobs.
Sadly, many of those with Bachelor's Degrees in the Liberal Arts, the humanities, & the soft sciences will be resigned to work in McJobs. Only a minute percentage will obtain professional jobs with such a Bachelor's Degrees from the start. Those with Bachelor's Degrees in the STEM subjects i.e. science, technology, engineering,& mathematics will find jobs in their fields easily. In fact, jobs in those areas oftentimes go begging. Business & accounting majors will also have no problems obtaining jobs with a Bachelor's Degree.
A Bachelor's Degree is worth a lot if one has a major relevant to the current socioeconomic needs. If one has a degree in a liberal arts, humanities, or soft science subjects, he/she really has to be quite innovative if he/she intends to attain a job commensurate with his/her educational level. He/she also have to be quite flexible & market himself/herself to attain a highly lucrative career. A degree is what one makes of it. Besides the degree, one must have the right attitude, be familiar with the corporate culture, & possess the wherewithal to succeed. If a person has all the aforementioned components, he/she will be successful in the workplace.
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