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Does college guarantee a good paying job and career?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    No, experience is the number one factor for landing a good career. Back in the 1960s and even the early 1990s, if you had a college degree you stood out from the competition. Ever since the recession in 2009, adults with college degrees are common. This means the only way to stand out now is with experience.

    You can get a good job with or without a degree IF you have experience or special connections. Most don't have the connections so experience is your best bet. 

    Source(s): Personal experience, took me 5 years after college to land a good career. Every position before that was low paying and/or temporary.
  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    No, most definitely not. Going to college and not getting a degree would be a waste of time and not effect the job you want, so I'm assuming you mean you went to college and got a degree. It does help when you go to apply for a good-paying job to have a degree in that field, but the degree won't always guarantee you a good job. There are plenty of people with really good degrees still working for retail and fast food restaurants. Though it is handy and will help in the search for a good-paying job, going to college and getting a degree won't always guarantee a good-paying career.

  • 8 months ago

    No, not at all,

    However statistically it does increase your chances,

    College eduacated ppl. hire other college eduacated ppl.

    Is your degree in liberal arts or is it in accounting  or nursing or Auto mechanics, makes a big difference.

  • 8 months ago

    There are only TWO guarantees in life. One is that you will be born and the other is - you will die.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    no of course not.......................................

  • 8 months ago

    College may help one obtain a good paying job and career, however there is no guarantee that it will.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No guarantee but it's your best chance at success.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    It sure as hell didn't for me!

    Ommm

  • 8 months ago

    Not at all. First, many kids seem to be economically ignorant and they get themselves many thousands of dollars into debt for a career which will never pay off the loans. Second, kids are constantly asked "what do you want to do for a living?" That turns millions of kids into having degrees for what should be considered a hobby because they will never work in that career. Hear this - in twenty years, journey level electricians will make more than college graduates because there aren't enough of them and you can run a factory without a vice president but you cant run it without a maintenance electrician.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    No. They’ll promise you the world when you enroll, but chances are that by the time you graduate, the degree that was in high demand when you enrolled won’t be in high demand anymore. 

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