Monday, January 16, 2012
College vs. Jobs after graduating high school
In a recent article by Leah Konen, she states how a majority of college graduates are unsuccessful in finding a job after receiving their degree. I find it interesting because it made me contemplate whether or not going to college immediately after finishing high school was going to benefit me later on in life. Obviously this has no affect on my choice of attending college, but for many people, how would going to college after high school benefit them in any way? When they see that the average college graduate is $25,000 in debt and cannot obtain a job to begin their life and begin making money, why would people believe that was the most advantageous choice they could make? But if this were the case then it would be unfortunate for the ones seeking jobs at that time because the high school students whom are now looking for jobs instead of pursuing a degree will be taking up job opportunities for others. This would make our economy have an even stronger need for jobs. Thinking about this was very interesting to me because its a very possible occurrence. I know that there are many people out there who actually pursue this idea and in the long run I do not believe it benefits them. Therefore, in my opinion, it is in a persons best interest to attend college immediately after high school and allow their self to have a plethora of options when deciding their career. Not only will this allow them better career opportunities but it will also allow others to find jobs, while the high school student attend college.