Employees need to bring skills to the table, as well as the ability to continue learning, growing, and providing value for their employer(s). I am not saying people who choose low paying degrees aren’t successful, not even. Many people choose degrees based on what makes them content,... ... middle of paper ... ...s comes with college being too expensive and is growing at a rate higher than inflation (Kantrowitz). There are many great jobs out there that don’t require a degree and pay good as well as on the job training. The truths many people aren’t willing to admit are getting a college degree will lead people to better careers too.
Since there are many people with a Bachelors, they now require a masters. Of course the people with the Masters will be chosen over the people with a Bachelors. A college education ultimately gives you an advantage when it comes to trying to get a job. The benefits of going to college vary. For example, having a career that you actually like is important since it’s going to be your job for the rest of your life.
Many qualified people are repeatedly looked over for job advancements for candidates that have college degrees and may or may not have as much experience. Companies are generally more confident in the competency of a college graduate than one without a degree. It is a well known fact that the cost of a college education can be inhibitive for many people. It seems that with every new school year, the price of tuition and books is increased. Sending a child to college can be a substantial financial drain on the average American family, however, the return on the investment will be well worth the cost.
A college degree is thought of by many to be the primary key to achieving a thriving future and effective skills; for that reason college training would be effective in any workplace environment. Some people say that a college education is a waste of their time and money; even though a college education would guarantee a respectable job and a steady career. Also the earning potentials after getting a college degree would be greater than a person without a college degree, and many employers prefer hiring someone with a college degree of some sort. A person who acquires a college degree has a greater percentage of doing extremely well in the future. However, the advantages of a college degree would be considered differently among each college student; on the other hand, any college student would agree that while in college some sort of life lesson was learned.
People are more curious now and speculate if a degree is worth it before they go and spend all the time and money for a college education. In “The Value of a College Degree” Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz says “Tuition costs have been rising considerably faster than inflation, student debt is mounting, wages for college graduates have been falling, and recent college graduates have been struggling to find good jobs. These trends might lead one to believe that college is no longer a good investment” (Abel and Deitz, 2014). This is a good counter argument but I can tell you why it isn’t valid. Why is the value of a degree so high even when tuition costs are rising and college graduate wages are getting less and less?
Having a college degree helps people feel like they have an advantage over others in many fields. Education prepares you to face the outcomes of the general public, and you cannot efficiently do this without self-confidence. College may be expensive, but the only thing more expensive than receiving a college education, is not getting one. It is almost impossible to survive through today's job market without a college education of some sort. Nowadays, it is very competitive to find a job because money is so demanding in today's society.
In today’s world, many will argue that going to college isn’t necessary and others will say it’s a necessity. There are many people who don’t have a college degree and manage to succeed in life, but nowadays it’s definitely important. There is so much competition to get hired and people are now required to have a bachelor’s. At least, they give you priority if they see you have an education. Many people think that having a degree is worthless because of the debt that you may go into; but that degree will help you have a better future.
That doesn’t mean that higher education is not important, many students earn more with a college degree than those without one. Higher education is the key to receiving a higher income. There are many students that say college is not for them but want to earn an extraordinary income. Having a higher education students want to put it to use directly after graduating. An issue that causes students not to choose college as an option would be paying back student loans.
My Educational Goals & Career Aspirations From a young age, I’ve always tried to live up to my family’s expectations. A young hispanic from a middle class family, I wanted to be exactly what my parents desired of me. The second oldest in both families, my parents stopped their education in elementary school in order to work in the heat of the fields to keep their family economically decent. My parents told me stories of their hardships of growing up in El Salvador and they implored that I not be like them. The two wanted their children to have a better future than they did and so they implanted this idea into their three children, my two older sisters and I.
There are many career paths that do not require a college degree. In result, many individuals have lessened the value of education. It is, indeed, true that you can advance your career by interning and participating in a job training. However, no one can ever be certain of the future and a college degree could provide some stability to your future career: “many economists and educators point to data showing that the fastest growing job categories require at least a college degree. College graduates are much more likely to be employed than those with only high school diploma and earn substantially higher salaries” (260) Hrabowski.