Better education will bring higher salary?

China
November 17, 2012 6:52am CST
Some people believe that better education will surely bring more money, although the truth is not like that. I believe that mid-class families are mostly good educated, but better education does not surely mean higher salary, especially in today society, with fierce competion. What's your education background? What's your comments?
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14 responses
@Shavkat (47328)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
It is not always the case, if a person doesn't have the skills. Then he or she is not needed for a certain job description. Others, nepotism is one reason why they are in that position.
• China
19 Nov 12
Wow, you know a lot about the today's career situation. Sometimes nepotism is really important for career, but it is unfair. For us, we have no nepotism, we have compete by ourselves. Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
17 Nov 12
This is true. You'd surely get a higher paying job when you finish college. High school graduates mostly land on average paying even below minimum paying job. So for the students, please finish school as that will help you get a better job, get a better life in the near future.
• China
19 Nov 12
Yes, education is important to a kid, to a family, to a race. Today, some young students quit school because the family thinks it does not worth it. But the truth is that it do worth it. After education a person can be more open minded, and more tolerant to world around, right? Thanks for your attention.
• Philippines
17 Nov 12
This is not the case for everybody. Some call centers require only highschool graduates and some of them have greater salaries than others. I am a engineering graduate and I know I can gain a bigger salary if I will get more experience and knowledge. So I agree, better education can bring higher salary but not all.
• China
17 Nov 12
You have a good majority, engineering is good for a man to study. Do you fix little staff, such as lamps in your family? I guess so:) Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
17 Nov 12
better education MAY only give you an opportunity to get higher salary. there is no guarantee that you would indeed get a high-paying job. i have met academic geniuses who became corporate leaders. yet i also met other academic achievers who are financially struggling. better education is not a direct factor. but it can be an indication in some cases. if you have had better education, chances are you have developed your brain to achievements. thus big companies are interested in you. or, you were inherently a genius that's why your education has been a good one. and being a genius, you have landed on high paying jobs. but to say flatly to go to school and get high scores to be successful in life, well you may e just disappointed in time. a few decades ago in the corporate world, this mentality may have been helpful. but in this age, it wouldn't be as effective. what with all the internet-/media- based enterprises and developments. you just have to know where to aim your enthusiasm to be successful.
• China
17 Nov 12
Wow, thanks for your objective comments. I do agree with, educations means chance but not guarantee. Wish we all have fruitful life time!
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
17 Nov 12
Not true everytime because most of the business man is less educate. In our community most of the persons prefer to maintain the family business and earn more money than educate persons. My husband's cousin brother is pass only 12th class but his earning is 50000 per month. He purchase a 4 wheeler with cost 20 lakhs.
• China
17 Nov 12
Thanks for sharing and I got it. But I do not think education is not important. Money is important but money is not everything. Education will teach us how to view the world, how to feel everything, how to judge things and people. Be yourself and learn more knowledge!
@humairaku (2040)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 12
i agree with the opinion that higher education will make our salary higher too. we can notice job vacancies today in newspaper that they limit education background of the applicants. they prefers bachelor than diploma or high school alumnus. it implies that higher education will bring us to a good job, good job means good salary. yeah, sometimes people do not need high education to be success in their life. most people there are very successsful however their education is not bachelor. it is what i call destiny. lol. im a bachelor in international relation..
• China
17 Nov 12
Thanks for sharing your opinion. I think you have a good majority. Wish you success in your career. I think ambition, talent and good luck are important to those successful people without good education background. Education is important in whole life time, not only in school. They learned a lot in the society. Good luck to you too!
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
17 Nov 12
Better education brings you to a better paying job, better opportunity. Then if you are meticulous about future, then you will ask for more education, not basically in school but on your experiences. Enroll in trainings, or be more curious on how to enhance your talent. If you know more than one thing, then it's possible you have choices for a better job for a better salary.
• China
17 Nov 12
Yes, experience is also important too, but at first one need a change, an opportunity. Better education do bring you a better paying job, and better opportunity. Then comes the mid class family. But some real talented people are also very successful in their life mostly because they ambitious and talented, good luck. Thanks for sharing.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
17 Nov 12
hi there, with regard to your post, i guess, receiving a higher salary does not only rely to a good education. most often times, it has to do with a luck. having these two combination, good education plus luck will equal to a higher compensation.
• China
17 Nov 12
Yes, I agree with you. Good luck is really important, not only for career, but for whole lifetime. Ambition is also important. If you are born poor, you have strong ambition, then everything might change. There is a will, there is a way. Thanks for sharing and good weekend to you!
• India
17 Nov 12
I think better education will give you better salary because better education usually take you to good jobs..
• China
17 Nov 12
I think it depends, especially depends on your majority. It majority is not popular in the society, it is cold, then company will not hire you even you have better education, then these students feel disappointed. It seems education should be adapted to social demands. May it is better. Thanks for sharing anyway.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I also don't believe in that. Probably, if those graduates from expensive schools just simply inherit their family businesses, then they get bigger salary because of how simply they get to the highest rank in the company. However, everyone starts at Level 1 or 2, if you are a fresh graduate with no experience. And, from there those who came from mid-class or even public school, can compete and show off their knowledge and skills, to get a chance to step up the career ladder. I, for one, graduated from a mid-class university, and I started at rank and file level in the company. I persevered and showed my commitment to my job, and I got promoted several times in a span of 5 years, and my last position was Senior Manager in our department.
@Shavkat (47328)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
In my country, the education was the most top priority in hiring applicants. The sad thing, they used to pick the applicants who came from prestige schools. In fact, there is no difference with the other public schools.
@valerievy (162)
• Guam
26 Nov 12
I think a higher education is likely to bring your money, but you also have to have a substantial amount of experience to back up that education. Education without on-site experience related to it.. is not very fruitful. It's one thing to know about it, but a whole other thing to actually be able to apply what you know. My education background is a bachelor's degree in business, and my experience has mostly been in education. I have been able to use both my education and experience to my advantage.
• St. Peters, Missouri
26 Nov 12
Definitely not a clear black-and-white answer. I agree that edcation will definitely bring you more opportunities, including those with a higher salary. This I believe we can say as a fact. Beyond that though, it depends on too many variables as to whether you will actually have a better paying job. I have a Master's degree. I've spent, between getting the two degrees and other time in college, probably close to 20 years in college. I've been taking classes almost all my adult life. I'm still barely making ends meet. Yes, I could easily apply to jobs that pay well, but that doesn't mean I would get them. My degrees are in education. In education, you do get paid for your schooling. It's built into the salary schedule. But that also means, if you have more schooling, they then legally must pay more, so they will almost always hire someone fresh out of undergraduate school. I've been passed over many times despite my education and experience. I'm too expensive. Then too, are the questions of how many of a given job are available, how many people are in the market for the job compared to the job openings, and how desireable the job is. I could walk into an office position, but it doesn't matter what they pay me, I know I wouldn't be happy and no amount of money is worth that.
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
20 Nov 12
I think it's depends on people destiny and effort.In my country there are lots of peoples with better education in university and still have no jobs,why? They don't have any experiences,so the manager don't wanna hired them.And then there are lots of people with normal education and now become successful business man with higher salary.