Are Only High Paying Majors Worth The Time?
You’ve probably heard a good deal about the wildly increasing price tag of a university or college degree. This is not to state that there are still not great deals in education to be found, but there is no doubt that these deals are far harder to find and require much more research than in days past.
All of this has left people wondering not just how to survive college or college dorm life, but whether or not they should attend college in the first place. Additionally, many students are also wondering if they should only attend college if they are going to major in a career with a “big pay day.” Increasingly, people are beginning to question whether or not college makes sense for everyone.
While there is no denying that the job market is far tougher than in the past, some other facts are also undeniable. College graduates still earn far more than those with just a high school degree. Those who go on and get professional degrees earn even more than those who earn college degrees. Or stated another way, college still does pay.
Yet, the world is full of people with graduate degrees working minimum wage jobs. This is a fact of life and a reflection of the current economic situation which is, unfortunately, likely to continue for some years to come. So what is a student considering college to do?
No matter what kind of college degree you get, you will be more employable than those without a college degree. This is just a fact. While you might be thinking twice about a degree without a big payoff, you’re still better off with a degree of some kind.
Not all high-paying degrees are right for everyone. After all, a job that makes you truly miserable is one that you will not do forever. Many people don’t actually stay with the careers that they are trained to do. The reason for this is that once they enter the workforce and enter their chosen career, they hate it. The money looks great on paper, but they discover after they begin the job that it’s not for them. This is definitely a factor for every student to consider and here is why. College degrees can be expensive, and professional degrees can be doubly so. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a massive college bill without a career path to pay for it.
So on one hand you are better off with a college degree, but you also have to consider how much your degree will allow you to earn when you graduate and how much your college debt will be. All of this underscores how important it is to have good advice and a knowledgeable mentor or two. Also investigating all of your options is essential.
You can find the right college for your needs and one that will help you plot out your future career. Just remember to plan well in advance, and weigh all of the choices before making a decision.