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How come a Bachelors degree means nothing when you graduate college?

It takes someone 4 months even years to actually do what they went to school for. However people who never went to school get the highest paying jobs.

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    Personality.  The kind of people who can sit still in class for 3 hours at a time are NOT the kind of people who do well in the job market especially doing hands-on work.  

    The kind of people who don't do well in school are antsy.  They always gotta be doing something and looking for the next big opportunity.  They don't have the patience to sit in a classroom for 3 hours at a time and listen to some boring professor drone on about some boring topic that isn't even important.  THOSE are the kind of people who do well in the job market and make a lot of money.  They're the DOERS not the THINKERS of society.  They more than likely only have a high school education or less.

    There are high school dropouts out there who are much harder workers than any college graduate.  The fact is they dropped out of high school.  That affected them in such a way that they've had to work a lot harder to prove themselves in the job market.  It's an overcompensation for one's shortcomings.

    Some high school dropouts like to spend money because that's what gives them their sense of pride.  It's an unhealthy behavior.  They end up spending themselves into oblivion but it makes them feel superior and more successful than someone who graduated from college and makes far less money than they do.

    The job market is volatile and nothing is guaranteed to anyone.  There are plenty of high school dropouts out there who make more money than college grads.  That thing you always hear about college grads making "millions" more than a high school grad in their lifetime is an absolute myth.  It just depends on the person and situation.  Not everyone knows how to be successful in the job market.  It's not as easy as simply getting a college degree and magically being qualified for everything out there all of a sudden.

    Anonymous 3 months ago 0 0
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  • Personality.  The kind of people who can sit still in class for 3 hours at a time are NOT the kind of people who do well in the job market especially doing hands-on work.  

    The kind of people who don't do well in school are antsy.  They always gotta be doing something and looking for the next big opportunity.  They don't have the patience to sit in a classroom for 3 hours at a time and listen to some boring professor drone on about some boring topic that isn't even important.  THOSE are the kind of people who do well in the job market and make a lot of money.  They're the DOERS not the THINKERS of society.  They more than likely only have a high school education or less.

    There are high school dropouts out there who are much harder workers than any college graduate.  The fact is they dropped out of high school.  That affected them in such a way that they've had to work a lot harder to prove themselves in the job market.  It's an overcompensation for one's shortcomings.

    Some high school dropouts like to spend money because that's what gives them their sense of pride.  It's an unhealthy behavior.  They end up spending themselves into oblivion but it makes them feel superior and more successful than someone who graduated from college and makes far less money than they do.

    The job market is volatile and nothing is guaranteed to anyone.  There are plenty of high school dropouts out there who make more money than college grads.  That thing you always hear about college grads making "millions" more than a high school grad in their lifetime is an absolute myth.  It just depends on the person and situation.  Not everyone knows how to be successful in the job market.  It's not as easy as simply getting a college degree and magically being qualified for everything out there all of a sudden.

    Anonymous 3 months ago 0 0
  • It takes more than a degree to compete for a job. You need job-hunting skills: write an excellent cover letter & resume, interviewing skills, appearance, and above all, ability to convince an employer that you can DO something worth paying for from Day One.

    Most people who fail to get a bachelor's (or higher) degree, or specific occupational-vocational training, cannot find anything better than minimum wage jobs, if they manage to compete for those.

    ibu guru 3 months ago 2 0
  • Including the question, your message consists of 3 sentences.  Addressing each of them:

    1. The premise of your question is false.  Many professions have either limited career paths, or are closed completely, to those without a 4 year college degree.  

    2. A Bachelors degree enables one to start a career. Its a beginning, not an end.  After a few decades of hard work, the graduate can look toward that nice office, big salary, and stock options.  One doesn't start with those things,  

    3. Your last statement is completely untrue. People who never went to school, and are not skilled tradesmen, get the lowest paying jobs.

    John 3 months ago 2 1
  • And where are you getting this information from?

    If you look at Sam’s posted link all those jobs require at least a Bachelor degree. Most of them require a higher degree.

    People with at least a Bachelor degree earn more over a life time than people with only a HS Education 

    https://www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/coll...

    drip 3 months ago 2 0
  • Here's a list of the 25 highest paying jobs in the U.S.:

    https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/ranking...

    Except for pilot and sales manager, you need at least a bachelor's degree for all of them. And even pilot and sales managers are "preferred" if they have bachelor's degrees. 

    In my experience, even jobs that don't require a degree, like retail store manager and fast food manager, give preference to college graduates. College grads are immediately put into management track, over people without degrees who have worked there for years. 

    Sam Spayed 3 months ago 3 0
  • This will sound weird but I think you already know this subconsciously:

    Nobody actually wants to hire graduates. What they want is access to government contracts and government licences.

    In order to qualify for those contracts and licenses, a certain proportion of their workers must have degrees.

    It doesn't matter if graduates spend all day on their phone, or refuse to talk to the older workers, or write emails to clients that are filled with errors... 

    Because if a business wants to have a reasonable chance of growing/surviving, they need support from the government. 

    In exchange for receiving that support, the firm agrees to hire x% of workers with degrees.

    So in response to your question, degrees have no value because higher education is designed to produce pro-government citizens. It has nothing to do with skills, intelligence or adulthood.

    Once an employer has hired the number of graduates that they need to meet the quota, there is simply no incentive to hire anyone else. I hope this answers your question.

    Remember that the number of graduates has increased exponentially since 1950. The average graduate today knows about as much as a 13-year old child from 1950, is it any wonder that people see college as a box ticking exercise?

    cool 3 months ago 0 3
  • I could bother you with the facts, but you don't really care. You are just ranting which is fine. You are not required to go to college. If you think the people with the highest paying jobs never went to college then you are probably not college material.

    DCM5150 3 months ago 3 0
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