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College necessary or not?


Asked by pinkdragon36 at 11:31 AM on Apr. 16, 2011 in

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  • agree with JulieJacobKyle. It depends on the career a person wants to follow, but in general it is a plus.

    Answer by elizabr at 11:53 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • It depends on what you go to college for. If you go to law school or medical school or school to be an Engineer, yes. If you go to school for just a general degree or associates, you are screwed! I say if you do want to go to school for a general degree, work full time while in school for the experience. I work in HR and we do not hire based off schooling and do not care if someone has a degree or not. We only hire off experience. The ONLY positions we hire for that require a degree is our Engineering positions.

    Answer by ABPeterson at 11:35 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • Necessary, just look at the unemployment rate for college graduates vs non college graduates! We all know those people that didn't go to college and are doing well for themselves, but as far as the general population is concerned most employers these days are wanting a college degree.

    Answer by missanc at 11:41 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • For the most part- yes

    Answer by skittles1108 at 11:32 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • Absolutely. It's viewed just like a high school diploma used to. A lot of employers use that as their first tool to weed out applicants. They are always going to pick the person with the degree over the one who does not, no matter what the degree is in. It's become another hoop to jump through rather than an educational device.

    Answer by at 11:34 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • Yes, if you don't want to work into your death. You just have to choose the right major, and I know now, in california, I have noiced jobs requiring higher and higher degrees and experience, not one or the other, both.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 11:35 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • It absolutely matters most careers.

    Answer by coala at 11:35 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • It is more important now than ever before. Maybe 10 years ago you could work your way up the ladder to a great job that pays well but now since there are fewer jobs and more people out of work, it means you need more education and a spectacular resume. Oh I guess if you are a plumber or an electrician,etc. and get training at a 2 year college, you WILL make good money. but even so, the housing market is in a slump so you need to hope more people in their existing homes need repairs. not having a college education is a mistake and sign of being mentally lazy, hoping for results even though you are not making the effort..

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:38 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • It really depends on which field you want to go in to and who you want to work for. My husband didn't go to college, and the field he's in would find it unimportant. We also own our own business. For a lot of jobs, it's an absolute necessity, although the cost can be crippling and you might not actually make a profit from your education for years. Regardless of which field people choose, some sort of continuing education or specialty courses are always a bonus.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:40 AM on Apr. 16, 2011

  • Yes. i worked ft for years then went to college while working ft. I went from 42k/per to 70k when i graduated. Absolutely worth it!

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 12:41 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

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