Is College Vital for Success? Not Necessarily
College has been drilled into the heads of students since before they even understood the essentials of what college is. However, is college the only hope for having a successful future? Are those who do not find the concept appealing doomed to live on the streets and penny pinch for the rest of their lives? College is an essential step to take if one strives to be a neurosurgeon or lawyer, but not all jobs require a college degree.
“My friend told me it was unfair to compare a course at Princeton to the same course on You Tube. I told him I wasn’t just comparing courses – I was comparing cost,” Mike Rowe, a television host, writer, narrator, producer, and spokesman, said on his website.
Students pay large amounts of money for college, to the point where the debt is high enough to be nearly impossible to recover from, and all is accumulated before the age of 30. The reality is that most of that knowledge can be obtained from home.
A few jobs that do not require a formal college degree include a Cosmetologist, with an income of average of $23,000 per year, Architectural Drafter with an average annual income of $46,000, Medical Secretary with an income average of $31,000, and Industrial Machine Repairer with an income average of $45,000.
According to the U.S. News website, 70 percent of students who graduated in the recent years had student debt, and students who graduated in 2016 have an average of roughly $37,172 in debt.