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Donaldo April 23rd, 2016 6:28am

Most jobs that require a college degree for employment shouldn't require degrees for employment

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hsjsickrn
04/23/16 7:57 pm

When u go to college u build life skills and work ethic

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willow
04/23/16 7:50 pm

Aside from the most prestigious jobs (Doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, etc), I think most jobs can be taught to someone with no degree.

It's really about the employee's ability to learn. Besides, each company has their own way of doing things, so having a degree in a subject can only take you so far. You still have to learn the company's rules and policies and expectations.

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hsjsickrn
04/23/16 7:55 pm

Unless u work in someplace like fast food u should have a degree

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WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
04/23/16 7:10 pm

So many jobs that aren't specialized ask for degrees. And then if you get out of college with that degree, they ask for 2 years of work experience in the field which you clearly don't have seeing as how you were getting that dang degree.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
04/23/16 6:27 pm

Worse than degrees, we have a problem with jobs wanting you to have 52 gazillion useless certificates on top of the degree. Now that's annoying.

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smithy0013
04/23/16 6:57 am

Strongly disagree. Engineers need that college education the be effective. Same with scientists.

Donaldo goober peas
04/23/16 7:12 am

No I agree man. Doctors too. But most jobs shouldn't require degrees

willow
04/24/16 4:40 am

Attending college doesn't necessarily build work ethic. If you don't already have it when you go, you'll just be a slacker at college. Skip classes, party, turn in assignments late, etc.

Having a degree is pretty much just a badge to say, "I did it. I can put in the effort it takes to accomplish something." But those who have those qualities to begin with shouldn't need a degree to prove that.

smithy0013
04/23/16 7:18 am

What jobs require a degree that shouldn't?

smithy0013
04/23/16 10:08 pm

Can you name any jobs that require college degrees and shouldn't?

Donaldo goober peas
04/23/16 10:16 pm

My dad is a technical director for a school. His college education is just a two year degree. He is in charge of many people who have higher education than him. He does a lot of interviews and hiring. He can't interview anyone without a degree. I don't know specific job titles in this situation, but he says many graduates are not anymore qualified for than job than people who can educate themselves. He says graduates often have little to no work experience, which often times makes them bad employees. He says many times people who interview demand higher pay to help pay off their debts. I think he would much prefer to not have to limit his choices to people with degrees

jvc1133 61535
04/23/16 7:06 pm

Unless professional, college overrated

Donaldo goober peas
04/23/16 8:05 pm

But you can also get that from working, without racking up student debt