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Axl752 May 30th, 2018 1:16pm

For those who have a college degree... Is the knowledge you gained in college essential to your current profession? Or could you perform your job without the degree, just with your on the job training?

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PB246 California
05/30/18 9:41 pm

School psychologist— there are days I wish I would have paid more attention both in grad school and undergrad to some of the things taught. Other parts though were totally pointless

sfcren Wyoming
05/30/18 10:26 am

Currently non essential, though that will change when I retire from the USAF.

presrvd Phoenix
05/30/18 9:10 am

I have no degree, but nearly a dozen IT certifications. We just recently got rid of someone with a masters in CIS, with a minor in programming. He was only capable of telling us what could be done with certain systems, but he couldn't apply it at all. We have no room for motivational speakers, we need workers....

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/30/18 9:06 am

I have an associates degree in human services. I was canceling with the lady the other day who son just came out of the closet. People like this seem to come up to me and stores for some reason.

imanag My heaven on Earth
05/30/18 8:28 am

My graduate degree is definitely useful. Assessment and behavior management for some of my students would be much more difficult without my education.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
05/30/18 7:56 am

I sell technology, I use the skills I learned in college every day. Math, statistics, public speaking, writing, and computer science. Could you do this job without a degree? Maybe......but I’ve interviewed thousands of people over the years.....easily hired over 100 sales reps. I’ve hired 1 guy without a degree (he had 3 years of college & 10 years in the military) who was modestly successful. Having a degree increases your skills and your odds of success. FWIW....I make multiple 6 figures annually. It’s worked out ok for me.

swervin Maryland
05/30/18 7:26 am

It’s liberal arts, so totally not needed to work on electronics. Although, as of late, I have been doing mostly admin work. My next degree will hopefully be in psychology, so that might be slightly more useful.

05/30/18 7:26 am

Undergrad no. Graduate school - essential

jlong105 Indiana
05/30/18 6:19 am

To me it seems the degree requirement is often a way to weed out less intelligent people. I am not saying that not having a degree makes you dumb, just that the likelihood is higher.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
05/30/18 7:03 am

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05/30/18 6:18 am

My first degree, I learned on the job but the second I needed the education.