posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 01:41 PM
a reply to: rockintitz
With a basic degree that is not somehow specialized (Such as a bachelors degree with English being the major) all that degree says to an employer is
that when given paperwork to fill it out they will have the education level to fill it out properly - no promise of enough sense to accomplish that
Someone with such a degree still has to decide what field they might like to work in, acquire an entry level position and work their way up in a
company. The degree will usually help them to do that faster than someone with no college should they have the intelligence to apply what it takes to
get promoted though.
But these people are entry level at anything they do - and their starting wages are going to be low. This is something that people don't seem to
understand, without a commercially applicable specialty that gives you a wider range of career possibilities, your starting wages regardless of
college is going to be around 22 - 25K.
You can work up from there reasonably quickly if you apply yourself to that end, but starting has to be somewhere, and that type of college degree
tells your employer you can read and write, and little else.
edit on 9-9-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)