Investing in your working ability

@scheng1 (24801)
Singapore
January 20, 2016 6:37am CST
Parents in Asia worship education. However, they worship the wrong kind of education. They want their children to go to the universities and get a degree. They forget that working abilities are more important than a paper qualification. It is good to graduate in engineering and work as an engineer. However, many skilled trade workers do not have a degree, and they are paid more than graduates. For example, an underwater welder can earn a few hundred dollars per day. They are good in diving, and underwater welding. They have invested in their working abilities so that they can take up such challenging job.
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@anh101 (1380)
20 Jan 16
absolutely!!!! Agree with you, I did have to spend one year working so hard just to pay off the student loans, and luckily i was learning Chinese and be fluent at it. Now I stop working like education people do, challenge myself
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
20 Jan 16
Sooner or later you have to settle down in a job. It is best that you find out what you are best at, and work hard at it.
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@anh101 (1380)
20 Jan 16
@scheng1 yeah, you talk almost like my friend, a taiwanese friend of mine. and really I am doing this for my future.
@cherriefic (4692)
• Baguio, Philippines
21 Jan 16
True. Although the paperwork is also important before you can actually get the job, it's a must you are skilled enough to do the job you are aiming for.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
21 Jan 16
If you are really good at your work, there is no need to think about paperwork. I read that there are some expert coders who can command $1000 per hour. This kind of expertise is hard to find.
@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
20 Jan 16
Yes your are right technical work is of more value than those of degree holders.