Is college worth it?

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  1. Agathe L profile image88
    Agathe Lposted 20 months ago

    Is college worth it?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 20 months ago

    I suppose the answer to your question would have a lot to do with what you study in college. Gender studies, for example, would be a total waste of your time and money. Philosophy would be another great example of something you could waste years of your life and thousands of dollars on.

    But should you pick an area of study that could land you a job in a field in demand, then your investment and effort could well pay off many times over, and for decades to come.

    Avoid all those fashionable 'liberal progressive' fields - those are so without value they only serve to profit the college, bankrupt you financially, and emotionally as well.

    1. Agathe L profile image88
      Agathe Lposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I've never been to college and a lot of people told me it's not really worth it.I was confused but not anymore, thanks to you.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Junior colleges and community colleges offer great value. Any area of study where you can go into health care is going to get you close to a good paying job. Health care professionals are always in demand, it seems, from the lowest level to the high.

  3. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 20 months ago

    Agathe...Do your own research and in depth-investigation in terms of pursuing a college education. Advice from others can be somewhat helpful, but realistically, we are each unique individuals & personal decisions like this vary from person to person.
    There are many options aside from college ( 4-yr degree).  Tech schools, trade schools, OJT, apprenticeships, developing your specific skills & natural talents toward possible entrepreneurship.....look at all options. Be open &  willing to consider all that is available in terms of fitting in with your wants, needs, finances & time.
    Life-long learning is a must~~it's all a plus and can further your reach & widen your pathway toward a goal. Education, whether formal, independent study or through living it via experience is never, ever wasted.
    The second part of your question, "is college worth it?" should be "worth WHAT to me?"  That is all up to you!  Best of luck!  Paula

    1. Agathe L profile image88
      Agathe Lposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I've been hearing different things about college and I got confused. You're right though. I should change my way of thinking. Thank you for replying! Best of luck to you as well!

  4. Jocelyn Figueroa profile image89
    Jocelyn Figueroaposted 20 months ago

    Wesman and Paula both make great points. The truth is, there is just no guarnetee that your education will provide you the job or career you want, and it's probably not a great idea to make such a large financial commitment (it doesn't necessarily have to be if you go to school locally and/or qualify for federal  grants/scholarships through the FAFSA) on that possibility alone. College is hard work - especially if you want to do well. Make sure you can at the very least tolerate what you're learning, but in my personal experience, you gain a lot more by following your talents, interests, or passions.
    Just keep in mind, if you're going to college for the single purpose of getting a specfic job after, there is a big chance you'll be disappointed. Either, you will have a difficult time finding a job in your choosen field, or you'll find out that your interests and career path has changed. Best of luck to you, Agathe!

    1. Agathe L profile image88
      Agathe Lposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, they do make great points. There is just no guarantee in it that I feel like I'm gambling. Stuff like deciding your future plans make me confused. Thanks for your advice!


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