high degree to high salary?

@sophialin (2678)
China
March 20, 2008 8:13am CST
do you agree with it? as i see,i don't think it's absolutely right.many graduates with high degrees in china feel hopeless and powerless in finding a normal job,say nothing of an excellent job with high pament as well as promising career foreground.their first job salary is near to a low education background employee. it seems high degree doesn't bring much competitive advantage to them in china.what's the status in your country? do you think there's positive relation between the two? what's your opinion?
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
20 Mar 08
Hello dear sophialin. I partly agree with you because not all of those who have got higher degree could get higher salary than those who have lower degree. You know, chance is very important and also the business you are engaged in is also very important. Suppose you work in a school as a teacher, you will not be able to earn as much as one who works in a company doing international trade. Even if both are working in the same company, the salary may vary based on his working performance, not his degree, because what is paid attention to is the working efficiency and output you have created for the business or firm...
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• China
29 Mar 08
Thank you so much for the best response. Take care.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
20 Mar 08
It is not the case here eithr. A higher education does not automaically give you a high salary. I have 5 years in college and university and earn less money than my man who stopped after high school. I do think it is a greater chance to eventually earn a lot if you have higher education - but it is not a given.
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
21 Mar 08
It does not always pan out immediately in my country, Jamaica. Many graduates end up in jobs that pay below what they are worth as well, and some of them have student loans to repay. It does work out eventually though. We are in a building mode and we know everything takes time. Having a degreee also enables many persons to seek employment in foriegn countries.
@arcideaco (1259)
• Singapore
21 Mar 08
In my country, Singapore. You will definitely find job with degree just that whether the starting pay is satisfying or not. Well, the starting is not a very hight start but I must admit it is quite decent and had been increasing in the recent years. As volatility grow in the global market, the figure may decreased. Well, if anyone would want to earn a relatively high salary as soon as graduates, he or she got to be in a scholarship program either by government or big international company. Of course scholarship comes with great result and scoring like First Class Honours. Cheers.
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• Hong Kong
21 Mar 08
Hi sophialin,in China ,maybe some of the students get low salary in one or two years after they graduate because they are lack of work experience.But most of them will get more salary and better than those who with lower degree.
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
If you can recall The Apprentice before, the Street Smarts vs. The Book Smarts. Though book smarts are graduates of prestige Universities and have degrees on them it is not a gurantee that they are good in everything. In work, it is sad that companies these days go for degree holders rather than those are not. I am not trying to lift myself here but I am an associate graduate and in my field most degree holders are not that competitive. They maybe competitive in paper but in real life they are not. Education is still by far the most valuable treasure anyone can have, and if you can afford it why not go for a degree course.
• Canada
20 Mar 08
It has something to do with demand and supply. Once when university education was rare, a degree leads to high salary and much better career path. As university education became more popular, people with degree no longer have that advantage. Related work experience became more important in launching a job. It happened in the U.S., Taiwan, Hong Kong and many other places. However, in term of promotion to more senior level, a company usually looks at the education background. Some companies may ask employees to finish advanced training (master degree, for example) before promotion.
• United States
20 Mar 08
Here in the United States, it has been shown that, in the long run, people who have college degrees earn more money over their lives than those who don't. However, very few college graduates earn much money right out of college. Those that usually get the higher amounts of money right away are the ones that are able to get jobs in the science, mathematics, or advanced computer-related fields. Just about everyone else has to start at the bottom and gain work experience and a work reputation. One way to help get a good job at graduation is to already be working before graduating college. People who work their way through college seem to get better pay sooner after graduation.
• China
21 Mar 08
Yes,High degree doesn't representative high slary all over the world. It's only obvious in China because different education modes. Students in China learn a lot of theoretics but have no chance to make what they learned into practice. Western college pay more attention to students' skill, they teach them how to do actually. Generally speaking, a person will be paid according to what they can do and how many they can bring to company. But it's much easier for those with high degree to get into famous companies and get a significant position at the beginning,because many positions do have limit on degreee.
@wdwbib (20)
• China
21 Mar 08
It is really an important factor to predict your future, at least it means you have done well.But ability is pretty important.
• China
21 Mar 08
This is the realities of China. I am a Chinese student and studying Buaa. I think it depends on your university's fame and your major. If you study at a great university, like Tsinghua University, or your major is good, like Computer Science, you can get a job very easily in Beijing.