Friday, April 18, 2014

The Future - Higher Ed.

Did you know that up to 40% of college graduates are unemployed? Did you know that as many as 16% are working part time? Did you know that 30% of college graduates are in jobs that don't require a college degree? Did you know that of the 30 fastest growing jobs, only 7 require a degree? So is it a wise investment to go to a 4 year college? It might not be and it might depend on what you want to do after college. If you are going to work in a science, technology, engineering, or math field, then you will need a degree. If you are not, it might be a good idea to consider some alternatives before you invest in a degree that will not give you any kind of return on your investment. Here are some ideas:

* Start a business
* Instead of a 4 year school attend a technical school or a community college first.
* Learn a trade
* Take a job in an area you like and work your way up
* Go into sales
* Do an internship or volunteer

Taking a different route might be more lucrative than going to a 4 year college. If you take a different route you might even figure out exactly what you want to do before you invest thousands (and it costs thousands) in an education that will not pay back the investment. Unfortunately most high schools (especially in California) are pushing students to go to college and to take required college classes instead of classes that will prepare them to be productive citizens.

What do you think?

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