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Is a College Degree Really Required to Do the Job?

August 17, 2018

Via: HR Hero

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?

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