Updated: Aug 12, 2018
It's very simple. You don't need to spend four years (or more) and money you'll be trying to pay back for who knows how long to be successful. Do people with college degrees make more money? Depends on the job and many other circumstances.
Teachers who work in certain districts make serious money. Others are barely able to support themselves and their families. Both must have an undergraduate and graduate degree to be certified and keep their jobs.
College costs are out of control. Students are given little or no guidance on choosing majors. They're told to follow their dreams... which often leads them to low-paying jobs or Mommy and Daddy's basement.
And let's be honest. Many college courses are junk. Fillers. Or worse, a rehash of high school for kids who didn't learn basic information the first time around.
One of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated is the idea that college guarantees a job. So let's look at the cold, cruel facts:
78% of college graduates do not have a job lined up immediately following graduation
Only 27% of college graduates are able to get a job related to their major
25% of college graduates are overqualified for the jobs they have
31 college majors (courses of study) have low salaries and lower chances of full-time employment
If you have decided to take the plunge, what will help or hurt your chances?
Here is a list of the ten best & worst majors:
So if college is not for you, that leaves one other option - learn a skilled trade. Here is the comparison of college vs. trade school:
Wondering what jobs don't require college?
How about trade school job salaries?
Finally, if you want to learn a trade, how do you get started?
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And if you don't want to go to college or trade school, here's something to consider.
Each person's path is different, but everyone wants a road that doesn't lead to a dead end. I hope the information above gives you food for thought and some ideas of how to get a job that will put food in your mouth... and more.
Best of luck.