If you're fresh out of high school it's what many people expect you to do. Right?
Or maybe you've been caught up in the lousy economy and think to yourself...if I only had a degree.
Well...before you do you rush off to get one you might wanna watch this interesting video posted by The Peter Schiff Show (SchiffReport) on YouTube.
They found "graduates with degrees in mathematics, robotics, neuroscience, engineering, accounting, business administration, economics, biology, communications, graphic design, marketing, and linguistics" working as door-men, bouncers, bartenders, bike-taxi drivers etc.
And worst of all, many of them are under thousands of dollars in crushing debt for student loans.
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I certainly wouldn't tell anyone not to get a degree...but rather to research and carefully select an area of study...one that you know has plenty of good employment opportunities!
AND to avoid student loans!
Yes...not taking student loans may mean you'll have to work your way through school...you may not be able to attend that $25,000.00 a semester school...and it may take you longer to earn a degree...but in the end you won't be saddled with a fortune in debt.
Also be very cautious about those trade schools running ads on TV all day and all night: "Become a hairstylist... a dental assistant...a graphic artist...a forensic specialist...etc." I've personally known people who were left with nothing but bills and a worthless diploma after going to one.
Make sure you ask about job placement too. Ask how many from each class are employed in that field after graduating...and if they offer placement assistance. If they get squirley when answering these questions...RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!!!
Read the description below the video on YouTube for more information: http://youtu.be/kXpwAOHJsxg
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Image: Screen Capture From The Video