College Degree Wasted

United States
January 11, 2007 7:17pm CST
I want to know why people go through years of college and finally earn their degree but end up never using it. They find a job that has nothing to do with their degree. Im not saying everyone does this but some people pay alot of money and time to earn this coveted degree just to hang it on the wall and say "I was going to do something with this and now look where I am". I guess life takes you in many differant directions. Do you know someone who has spent years of their life to get a degree and then not work in the field of that degree. Like my sister got a degree in sports medicine and she doesnt have a job anything in that area. Why do people do this? Whats the point of going to school?
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@volatile (204)
• United States
12 Jan 07
It is true that it is a little strange that people end up working in fields that have absolutely nothing to do with their major. But, it's more than just a piece of paper. It's proof of your ability to follow through a commitment. Though not necessarily true, the degree suggests that you are a well rounded person with a desire to learn. That follow-through on a commitment is something that looks attractive to companies. Besides, bachelor's degrees don't matter as much as they used to. To really separate yourself from others you now need a master's degree. Usually your master's degree is in a different field from your bachelor's.
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@eseomame (1146)
• United States
12 Jan 07
You are totally right, where I come from, most people just have to go along with the course they are given and then they can soet themselves when they are done, mostly through a master's degree.
• Ukraine
12 Jan 07
Yea,it happens everywhere in the world,but its life..its been like that and will continue to be..
@kellahinx (372)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I went to college to get an education. If I had just wanted to get a job I would have went to a vocational school. Also, college doesn't necessarily even train you to be good at a job in your major. It teaches you life skills that you can apply towards almost any job. Also I think college gives you the time to mature and think about what you want to do with your life. So although you may not get a job in your field of study, you are able to form ideas about what you would like to do in the future. I would recommend going to college to anyone who can afford it. Don't let your parents worry you about getting prepared for a job. You will be ready for that when the time comes.