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Study: "About One-Third of Millenials" Regret Going to College

Dixiedrifter Wrote: May 26, 2013 10:09 AM
The reported average pay for a plumber in the United States today is 46K per year. Compare that with the college graduate who accumulates a thirty thousand dollar student loan and works as a night manager at a retailer for twenty-five thousand a year? One person's job skills are in high demand while the other competes against college dropouts and GED recipients. Do the math, a college education today can't guarantee you anything - except debt. Don't think you can make the big bucks - consider becoming an entrepreneur and start your own plumbing company business! It worked for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs......
GeoInSD Wrote: May 26, 2013 2:34 PM
The field that a person studies matters a great deal. When I was in college in the mid 1980s, my best friend got tired of bioengineering/pre-med that he had been studying and found he liked German lit and considered switching his major to German lit. I told him, "Mjor in something practical so you can get a reasonably good paying job. You can still study German lit as a hobby. If you major in German lit, you are still ultimately not going to work in German lit so you might as well major in something practical." He took my advice and has been gainfully employed being paid well. There is nothing stopping him from studying German lit.

A new study shows that roughly 33% of millennials wish they never went to college.

That’s a stunning statistic -- and it’s evidently not because of the keg parties either. Plainly put, since more than 50 percent of college students finance their educations with student loans -- graduating, on average, about $28,000 in the proverbial hole -- it’s easy to see why a plurality of young people wish, in retrospect, they had never attended college in the first place

Can we really blame them?

Here’s an indication of how burdensome student loans have become: About one-third of...