According to the results, 42% of respondents said they wouldn’t be where they are today without their degrees. However, 35% said their education hasn’t played a role in defining their career and 15% said it helped land their first job, but hasn’t been a factor since. So, the results are split on just how big of a role education plays on our future career paths.
Nearly 6% of survey respondents selected the “other” option and submitted their own thoughts on the topic, including:
- Simply having a college degree had an influence on my career path, but my area of study did not
- I’m doing what I wanted to do, but had to work longer and harder to get here without a degree
- I need more education
- Getting my masters inhibited my ability to get a job because I was seen as overqualified
- My education has had an indirect effect – I’ve grown personally Read More→