Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Will Vs. Skill
As the job market continues to decline, student loans and interest payments become due and employers tighten their proverbial hiring belts, is a college degree worth its weight in student loans and interest payments?
After talking to someone who opted for a for an 18 month program in the medical field with a good paying job, benefits and stability I'm starting to think that this higher-education-thing is such a big waste of time. For all the fanfare, parade and posturing of a good education, is it really worth it?
If I were to advise someone at this moment in time, I would instruct them to follow reality instead of dreams. Sure it's a great feat to gain more knowledge and training. When that knowledge and training yields naught, then its time to regroup.