A college education is often seen as a path to future career success. Parents begin nurturing and encouraging their children down the college degree path at very young ages—having a degree has long been a “badge of honor” for many students in K–12 settings. But, is it really a requirement to land a good job?
Are College Degrees Really Necessary?
Not necessarily. Only slightly over one-third of employment is in occupations that typically require postsecondary education, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, do these jobs really require a college degree to be performed well?