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Drop University for a trades job.

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07-12-2012, 08:18 PM
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If you've got book smarts, see if you can contact this guy.

His anti-academia stance has turned many a head in recent years.

More of him here.
Interesting opinion. I don't know that I necessarily agree that a degree is overvalued, I would argue its over-saturated, to a certain extent. I think a lot of people who get degrees, say in Sociology or something, have unreasonable expectations to be handed a job after graduation. Other degrees, like Accounting (from personal experience), and others offer a wealth of job opportunities. Peter Thiel has seen success, that doesn't mean others will follow. Plus, underneath Peter are accountants, lawyers, managers, officers, all of which require a degree. I cannot imagine anyone stepping into those positions without some form of higher education. Yet without them, Peter's company could not exist.

I also think that the unemployment (at least from personal experience) is more due to companies requiring experience and people working until they are older rather than an overvalued degree.

To the OP, I think it all depends on what you want. Not everyone in trade work makes 70k a year, so don't expect it.

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