Pursuing a college degree? A psychologist degree? How about a degree in engineering or as a computer tech? Or…is going to college worth the hype and guaranteed repayment of student loans?
Unfortunately, a degree in psychology is not a quick get rich degree; the pay is nothing to brag about. Just ask a psychologist. A degree in engineering or as a computer tech earns the most money and has the least unemployment figures during a recession.
If wanting to earn a huge paycheck or becoming an engineer is not of prime importance, go to college and take studies/classes that will be enjoyed. Learning will be more pleasurable and the cost for college loans will be more affordable. Students will focus more on precise skills and feel that they are getting their money’s worth.
Better yet, think trade school and acquire skills for a specific area that will spark a personal interest. An individual having abilities in a particular field speaks louder during an interview process than those having a degree in hand.
Truth be told, it takes time and money to train a new employee in a field of expertise that is needed by a company. If a unique skill is foremost, than training will command less time and the hours invested in a potential employee will be considerably less. More money for the employer to further his company’s interest in the community and a job filled in these hard economic times.
Bottom line…work at becoming a team player and develop outstanding social skills which go a long way with any company. After all, loyalty is not something acquired. It is earned.