Considerations To Make Before Deciding To Go To College
So, Do You Need A Degree?
So do you really need one?
Society Can Progress Without Everyone Acquiring College Education
There Are Still Significant Earning Opportunities Without College Education
Not Everyone Is College Material
Many Undergraduates Eventually Drop Out of College
College Education Doesn't Guarantee a fantastic Job
Some people erroneously assume that after graduating from college, it becomes effortless to land their dream jobs. In most instances, things don’t play out this way. It may be relatively easy to get into certain professions with certain college degrees, but there is never a guarantee. As of September 2020, 9.1 percent of recent graduates in the United States were unemployed.
Think about that for a second… that figure could be you, or a friend, who cannot get the break-through they need, and the risk/reward of going to college becomes a bit more cloudy and not as clear-cut as it may have seemed before.
Imagine spending several years in college, taking hours of lectures, and completing several complex projects only to find out that you can’t get a decent job with your degree. It’s a sad story, and it’s becoming far too familiar in the US, unfortunately.
It is always better for students to consider the occupation they want and ascertain if a college education is required for it. If they don’t need a college education to pursue their passions, it is better not to go to college in the first instance.
A Care Aide is a job role, for example, that can fit this mold; even though more college programs are coming out with relevant medical curriculum, experience is way more necessary and the ability too truly care for people. Have a look at job ads out there e.g. indeed.com to see requirements, but I personally know lots of Care Aides without a bachelors degree.
Most People Don't Work in The Field They Spent Years in Colleges Studying for
The Time Spent In College Can Often Be Put To Better Use Gaining Experience
Not Everyone Can Afford College Tuition
College is expensive – little wonder, student loans often become a burden for many people when they leave college. In some countries and regions, people have no access to student loans and cannot afford college tuition.
It’s pretty easy to understand that people want their loved ones to be educated. Still, when college tuition is unaffordable, there is no need to try borrowing money to fund a college education.
Is College a Good Investment
College is not for everyone – this is a fact we all have to acknowledge. We have explained ten good points to support this argument. We hope this piece helps many people make the right decision about whether to go to college or pursue other passions.
College can be an excellent choice for people and can bring a wealth of opportunities. Still, this post was all about looking deeper than that and seeing what else is out there and what other occupational paths are available to you.
Remember, we all get one life, and we should live it in the way we want to, not what anyone else tells us. Find something you are genuinely passionate about and go for it 100%. As long as you do this, you should have little trouble finding success, and I hope you reach your goals… no rephrase, SMASH YOUR GOALS!
Hey, I’m Kris Taylor. I’m a Learning and Development professional currently in the healthcare field, with over 8 years of experience in the area of corporate education. I have created numerous instructional content for various corporate projects including eLearning, in-person facilitation, and virtual training across a wide variety of learning interventions and sectors. On Taughtup, I discuss topics ranging from how to succeed through K-12 to college all the way to instructional design tips for L&D designers.