There is a whole world telling us that we need more education today. They say the jobs today require more education. But they don’t. Jobs today may require more credentials, but they do not require more education.
A college degree is actually worth LESS, not MORE than it was in the past in terms of what you learn and its importance. And you don’t actually need a college degree for most jobs that say you do.
Do you really need to go to college to do most jobs that require a college degree? Absolutely not. You can be a banker, high-tech sales person, teacher, administration, army officer, and more without a college degree.
One needs a lot more formal education to be a plumber or electrician than to do business development at a tech company.
And it is not just four-year college degrees that are declining in value. A Master’s degree is even less needed than it was in the past. And an MBA (Master’s in Business Administration), while a powerful credential, rarely beats the learning one can do on their own or on the job.Continue reading