Is there any point in doing a degree these days?

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Is there any point in doing a degree these days?
« on: 26/03/2011 13:22:04 »
Whats the point, there are plenty of decent jobs to do without needing degrees.

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« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2011 16:17:53 »
I have no degrees and I've done ok........except there may be a career ewe wish to follow where a degree is prerequisite !
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« Reply #2 on: 26/03/2011 16:18:35 »
...at least with degrees ewe have more choice !
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« Reply #3 on: 26/03/2011 16:31:28 »
...at least with degrees ewe have more choice !

I suppose, but I could work up my way to the level where a  degree would be required without actually doing one, you noe what I mean?

I am thinking whether to scrap uni plans for this year and get work as a trainee or something in the healthcare field.
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« Reply #4 on: 26/03/2011 17:21:12 »
Lots of people take a year off before they start UNI..Lots do it after ! ....either they travel or they work as a trainee like ewe have said. I sheepose if ewe do work, there is always the 'risk' that ewe'll remain working and never go to Uni !
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« Reply #5 on: 26/03/2011 18:53:55 »
Well if I do go uni its deffinately this  year, as I dont need to pay the new degree fees.

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« Reply #6 on: 26/03/2011 19:40:43 »
What ever ewe decide I do wish ewe luck. What would ewe be studying ?
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« Reply #7 on: 27/03/2011 03:49:55 »
isn't it just a matter of degree?

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« Reply #8 on: 27/03/2011 18:19:39 »
80 deg. isn't twice as hot as 40 deg.

It's a matter of calories/energy and what you're happy to live with.
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« Reply #9 on: 27/03/2011 18:20:12 »
And if you don't have the degree.... start a business.
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« Reply #10 on: 27/03/2011 19:21:39 »
What ever ewe decide I do wish ewe luck. What would ewe be studying ?

Thank q, & It will be Biomedical science.

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« Reply #11 on: 27/03/2011 21:59:46 »
It depends on what you wish to do.

I've heard the McDonalds will hire English Majors, but it is not an absolute requirement for the job.

Some fields like engineering absolutely require certifications.  While you can still do some of the work without the certifications, you will be severely limited.

Other fields...  for example IT support, one ends up with a lot of "continuing education" and "on the job experience".  However, those that begin with a college education have a much broader background in the field which may be a benefit of climbing the ladder.
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« Reply #12 on: 28/03/2011 12:48:47 »
Degrees are fun!

Except during exam week.  Then it's not quite so good.

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« Reply #13 on: 03/04/2011 18:11:41 »
Study Cat.
It's like a flashlight. It will light up your journey and widen your path. It's a awful bore at times, especially when you're young, but it will pay off. The more you learn the more you know, just remember that the real deal is not the 'certificate' but all those new things and thoughts you get. Like those guys say, it's not the goal, it's the journey that counts.
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