A few days ago, a post regarding Life Mapping was on the blog. Perhaps one of the most controversial parts of the post was the part about choosing your Vehicle. In the paragraph about Vehicle, it was suggested that you should determine the means in which you need to achieve your destination – even if that meant obtaining a degree.
The college education has come under fire over the last couple of years, and many believe that obtaining a Bachelor’s degree is no longer what it used to be. According to a Time Magazine Time Magazine article , the unemployment rate for recent college graduates and those under the age of 25 has reached an all-time high of over 50 percent. That’s a pretty staggering number, but it isn’t necessarily higher education’s fault for the increase in unemployment.
The downturned economy and slow recovery haven’t made it easy for anyone – college graduate or not – to obtain a decent paying job. The job market is tough, and to make matters even more difficult for the average job seeker, it’s an employers market – meaning employers can now choose from the best of the best without having to pay premium salaries.
However, that doesn’t mean you should stunt yourself, or choose another career simply because it doesn’t require a degree. A degree is still required for many fields of work, and can actually put you ahead of other competing applicants in careers that may not always require degrees. If you are currently in a line of work you wish to stay in, but simply want to go farther in the company, there are several online universities which offer affordable and relatively short degree programs that can easily advance a person in their career if that is what they so choose. You can also look at these other online MBA degree programs
The college degree isn’t dead, it has just evolved. A simple degree won’t get you a job. But having a functional degree in a specific and desired field, such as Medicine or Education, most likely will. Those needing to obtain a degree simply need to be smart about it. Look into financial aid and scholarships or possibly working your way through college to avoid having to pull out high levels of loans. The college degree is still an adequate vehicle for achieving a goal, and will continue to be.
- Questioning the Value of a College Degree (mymoneyblog.com)
- Editors Choice : Getting Back Into Education !! (symagazine.wordpress.com)
- Time Magazine’s Buffoonery Exposed (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Time Magazine: Constitution Doesn’t Limit Government, ObamaCare Constitutional (gunnyg.wordpress.com)