Comment 70086

By highwater (registered) | Posted September 27, 2011 at 11:52:12 in reply to Comment 70083

The list on your link is 1 skilled trades, 2 sales reps, and 3 engineers. Engineers obviously require post-secondary degrees, and while you may not need a degree to do the job of a sales rep, employers often demand it nonetheless. In a world where BA's are the new normal, it has become a minimum requirement.

As to why, well, your guess is as good as mine, but it's insane that students are being asked to take on higher and higher levels of debt to acquire the equivalent of a high school diploma - something previous generations got for free.

Edit: I should also add that many skilled trades require a diploma or certificate from a community college over and above an apprenticeship, so I think it would be safe to say that the majority of jobs in those top three fields require at least some post-secondary education.

Comment edited by highwater on 2011-09-27 12:19:00

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