reply to post by sarra1833
My dad had a MBA (business admin) It suited him fabulously for decades as the employee, and then as the employer running his own businesses. When the economy collapsed and his steady stream of clientele evaporated, his businesses folded. He ended up pitching furniture on commission. Even he came to realize that a college education isn't a flawless guarantee for excellent employment anymore. He gave up and retired. Being older and having your gold mine degree turn into years of rejected resumes while hoping to nail that sale for the commission kind of sucks it out of you.
Breaks my heart for your father. I KNOW the pride he must have felt in the day, then to watch it all crumble.... man.... my empathy is strong for him. Once upon a time folk took pride in their schooling because it once upon a time meant something.
People got degrees back in the day for specialty fields.
Now anyone any where can get a degree for anything ever imagined.
Degrees are nearly like something you'd pull out of a Cracker Jack box. Seriously.
My dad's in his 70's, when he got his MBA, is was considered a crowning education achievement back then, and he worked damn hard for it. Now, an MBA is considered all but worthless, and the older folks with them are left high & dry.
Easiest thing one can do - teach yourself computer programming. Average salary is 75k for a computer programmer.