Whoever said that a college degree was a guaranteed pass to the career of a lifetime? Is there coming a time that where the college degree may become meaningless? Can a person get the most basic degree and then settle?
Each of these questions warrants its own investigation, but this will be an attempt to quickly answer and explain each. This is not an endorsement of any kind for any school, but is a quick look into the facts that people are facing today.
First, the college degree as a guarantee has been debunked for decades. Simply getting a college degree at any level does not guarantee a thing. Good careers are hard to come by and may require experience, networking, or some other ingredient on top of a college degree.
Second, there is never going to be a time where the college degree is useless. Industry changes and times continue to call for individuals with the right skills and training. College is one of the best routes for solid training.
Finally, settling for a basic bachelorâ€™s degree or an associateâ€™s degree depends on the industry, the market, and the individualâ€™s personal interest. However, there is coming a time as things become more complex that lower level degrees will become less relevant because of the availability of those degrees. Too many bachelors in any field will dilute the value of each individual degree.