Do you really need a college degree to get a decent job?

Kayla (@kayla147258) 9 years ago

Seriously? School seems like a waste of time to me. I just want a full time job with decent pay. I don’t even want to be rich, just comfortable. Not fast food. Don’t get smart.

I have my associates, but my life is getting real boring and I’m getting tired of school.

I need opinions/people in similar dilemmas :/

January 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm
Kayla (68) (@kayla147258) 9 years ago ago

Thank you for all of the replies. :)

@s7221919, I’m not so worried about the money as I am being miserable in my job. Of course I will still educate myself, I love learning, I research every day. I just don’t like the way you have to learn in college.

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Simon Phoenix (15) (@simonphoenix) 9 years ago ago

@kayla147258, you could always start a drug smuggling crime scene

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Aline (22) (@aleen) 9 years ago ago

No, it’s not necessary to get a degree to have a decent job but there is some exeptions like for jobs related to medecine.

The most important thing is to know what you love. Then, reflecting on a way to transform this passion into a job. It’s what i’m currently doing. =) It’s had been hard to make this choice because a lot of people around me tell me: “get a degree, get a degree!”
They tell it so often that it was getting me angry with their degree and with a job they don’t like. Why working at something you don’t like? ><
Well, find a passion, learn by yourself and you will have the job you have ever dreamed!

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Mike M (13) (@mikem) 9 years ago ago

I’m not a huge fan of going to school so you can “get a job.” Go to school if there’s something that interests you and you want to get better at it. I myself have a Ph.D. but I know plenty of people who didn’t go the higher education route.

One of the best non-school roads to success is starting your own business. Try something. Don’t be afraid to fail (like I was).

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Tine (366) (@tine) 9 years ago ago

@kayla147258,

it’s sound like you are kinda looking for the easy way, the reason why BA’s matter, even more than what the degree is in, is that they demonstrate a certain level of mental effort, by getting a BA the employer automatically knows that you can be responsible with your time and are farsighted enough to achieve a goal that is not fun to do at times,

BA’s show a level of knowledge and more importantly, a level of functionability.

this is why a BA pays more, the more time you invest, the more you get out of it because of the further intellectual study and knowledge/experience accumulation you gather through the process, and though you can get a decent job with an AS, the type of job you will start at will likely be some sort of support role, the bitch work, of whatever profession you are in, so the decision to continue on or not has a lot to do with what you would find as professionally satisfying.

i am within a year of getting my BA, i’m glad i pushed through what you are feeling now, see it as a hurdle to overcome, a mastering of will even though you don’t want to, i can almost guarantee your future self will thank you if you decide to do it.

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Tine (366) (@tine) 9 years ago ago

@mikem,

in what bud?

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thatdude (9) (@jpncoke) 9 years ago ago

Read “The Laws of Success” by Napoleon Hill.
it is exactly what you need!!!

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Mike M (13) (@mikem) 9 years ago ago

@tine, In what, as in my edu-ma-cation? Applied mathematics, typically diluted with electrical engineering to make funding easier to come by. Or as in friends starting their own businesses? custom T-shirt logos, welding, urban art, music, pressure washing…

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Marsh (1) (@gefzo) 9 years ago ago

@kayla147258, Hey, I’m in college, but I know tons of people who aren’t in it and are getting by fine. Case in point, my friend has been doing various internet jobs and website revenue systems and now I’ve joined on to get paid weekly.

I found that natural born skeptics are the best people to make money because when they are proven wrong, they realize and see the potential. Anyway, enough ranting, here’s the link.

http://getweekly­paychecks.com/ma­rshall

The video has more information, good luck, you aren’t alone. Many question the value of a degree.

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Tine (366) (@tine) 9 years ago ago

@mikem,

fascinating, from your perspective i imagine the world is very vibrant, i base this on the level of obscure data you’d have to know to have a phd in said subject and how this effects your ability to filter and understand what you see,

we should chat sometime, i’m moving on to grad school for psych with an interest in mind/machine integration, my knowledge of the subject is very novice, but with your context perhaps you can expand upon the reality for me, if interested.

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Tine (366) (@tine) 9 years ago ago

@mikem,

or just interested in chatting in general, i’d like to understand someone like you, i collect perspectives and i’ve yet to chat with someone interesting about their phd and subject matter, shit, anything really,

basically, i’d like a view of the next level, something i can glean from interacting

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Mike M (13) (@mikem) 9 years ago ago

@tine, for sure, just send me a message…

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John (32) (@luzimzo) 9 years ago ago

@kayla147258,

ABSOLUTE KEY

ALL you need to succeed in the future is EDUCATION (not necessarily school)+EMOTIONAL STRENGTH.

Here is what the above mean:

+Intelligent
+Highly Motivated
+ Knowledgeable
+Highly Productive

ALL of the above criteria have to be met to the 90th percentile if you want to get a decent job. Not a great job not a high paying job. Just a decent job.

I am sorry to break it to you, but in 10 years (if you are still alive) many of the jobs of today are going to DISAPPEAR.

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Kayla (68) (@kayla147258) 9 years ago ago

@mikem, I agree with you and although I can respect you for getting a higher education, it really isn’t for everyone. I just want to work and learn along the way. I’m a very fast learner and it just frustrates me that I have to take nonsense classes full of boring work just to get a job.

@tine, All the BA does is shows the person you have a great short term memory for passing tests. I wouldn’t think I’m taking the easy way out, just a different way.

@luzimzo, in 10 years? I’m sure they’ll change but I wouldn’t think by a lot…I could be wrong.

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