Is Higher Education Still Effective in Preparing People for Jobs?

A college degree will help most students find work, but not all jobs require a college degree.

There is a lot of misinformation out there about the value of a college degree. People think that if you have one, your job will be easier to find and you’ll make more money. But this isn’t necessarily true—and it’s important for students to understand the actual value of their degree before they take on debt or spend years in school.

A college education can lead to many different careers, including teacher and nurse practitioner positions, as well as entry-level jobs such as retail sales associate or customer service representative (CSR).


In a world where technology is constantly evolving and jobs are becoming more and more specialized, it can be hard to figure out what you’re good at. But the answer to this question doesn’t lie in your GPA or GRE scores; it lies in who you are as a person. College is an important part of growing into whatever kind of person you want to be. It teaches us how to think critically about our work and ourselves, as well as what it takes for us personally and professionally in order to succeed at anything we do.

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