To "Wasatch Rebel" it all depends on what you want to do in the long
term. I have known engineers that have gone on to become financial advisors. I
knew a 70 year old engineer that never went to college. There are quite a few
computer programming jobs that do not require a diploma, just skill. There are
many manufacturing supervisory jobs that do not require a college education.
Things like electrician, plumber, welder, and other similar career fields do not
require a college education because you learn through apprenticeships.What is it that you want to do for a career?
RedShirtCalTech, of course you're right, and that's what I do...well,
I attended college for three years long ago, dropped out to take a government
job (postal service) and have been there ever since. Not what I would've
desired for my life's work, but it has taken care of my family all these
years. I highly believe in self-education, but not many companies are willing to
hire you without a piece of paper that says "Graduate" on it.
To "Wasatch Rebel" you don't have to go to a college or university
to obtain an education and preparation for a career. Trade schools are
available and prepare people for good paying jobs that can never be outsourced
and are in high demand.Education does not begin with kindergarten
and does not end with highschool or college. Education continues for as long as
you are willing to pick up a book and learn something new.I finished
college 12 years ago, but I am still learning new things and becoming more
Beautiful sentiments. I think some women plan to be full-time mothers and
don't realize that almost all women will spend some of their adult life
working in a job. So much the better if it is satisfying work and pays better. I
know too many women who are surprised to find themselves needing employment and
because their wage is low, they have to work a lot of hours, away from their
families, to meet the financial need.I agree with Wasatch Rebel that
debt is a problem in this push for education. Find a way to go to school with
out debt. It is especially doable going to one of the church owned schools,
where the tuition is so low and so many scholarships are available.
I know education is important, but getting degrees at universities leave so many
of us in nearly insurmountable debt. It's very frustrating to have getting
an education hammered at us, while at the same time, we end up crippling
ourselves with debt if we do try and get a college degree.
Thank you for the article. I think its a must read for every young woman. Love
of learning opens doors of all kinds. Parents should encourage daughters as well
An educated woman = educated children. Amen to this article!