Review of “10 Worst College Degrees to Earn in 2015”

This article (which is functionally a review) goes over the 10 worst college degrees to earn in 2015. The author is Holly Johnson.

As you may have guessed, the criteria is mostly money earning potential. Also as you may have guessed, “Liberal Arts” made the list.

The arguments for or against a college degree are strong, and I can see both sides. When I went to school I accrued a lifetime full of debt that I’ll probably never get rid of, and I haven’t worked in a liberal arts related field. At the same time, having a degree did let me become a substitute teacher, which is one of the best jobs I’ve had. That’s the strange thing about the college experience. Even if things don’t work out the way you planned, they can still kind of/sort of work out, and having a degree probably won’t hurt you much. Still, it may not be necessary or desirable to stay in college. Hell, it has questionable merits even if you do get a decent job out of it (but how many times do you hear that?).

The article functions like a warning, in any case. Basically, it’s the sort of advice well informed parents might give. Know what you’re getting into, how much it will cost you, the odds of success, etc. There will inevitably be problems with the college experience, just as with the life experience.  Just be careful!

 

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