After being in university for a little over three years, and halfway through my last semester before I get my bachelor’s prior to law school Ive begun to see how people who are actually enjoying their life, or have any life outside of their work are people who do stuff that are arbitrary compared to normal jobs such as doctors, lawyers, engineer, etc.
Does anyone else feel like the system (the system is getting a degree and working onward from there) is broken and doesn’t actually provide the same as you are promised when you go into university?
I have a few friends who are doing quite good without a degree and they are earning more than what I will earn after I graduate. After 3-4 years of school, their salary would be even higher.
I get that universities does help you open your career to better options, but are they truly better? Anyone you ask, say people look for experience and who you know. Hell, sometimes it’s mostly who you know.
Here are what netizens think:
- Depends on the field. You won’t be practising law or medicine without a degree. I feel like the degree and what I learned in school were relatively trivial and didn’t contribute much to what I do now but know I wouldn’t have this job if not for those degrees.
- I was a data analyst and a software engineer for a bit. Granted I was an intern/part time, I guess I kind of know what you mean.
- Law and medicine will always need the highest grade of professionals. But is it not possible for people to learn most of what those professionals learned through the internet (if they are willing to put in the time and effort)
- In many cases a degree is used as a superficial criteria for jobs… the only reason is to get past the HR filter to the hiring manager