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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 9 months ago

Why are people so happy to get a spot in university when most of them will get a job that pays between 30000-40000 grand a year?

To me it is not worth studying that long to get a job that pays that little.

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  • 9 months ago

    Median salary of bachelor degree students in 2018 was $48,500. Your data is wrong.

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  • Paul
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Because it's damned hard to land a tenure track position at a university. Money is not the important factor. You get to do research and teach in the area that you love! That's what is important. Sure, they might make more money in the private sector but then they belong to the company. In a university setting you are, for the most part, your own boss. That's priceless.

    Source(s): former prof.
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  • 9 months ago

    It's better than ending up with a job that only pays 15 or 20 grand a year

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Because there’s upward mobility. Also these days it seems every job requires some kind of degree or certification.

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  • :)
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    It’s not all about the money to some people. And whether we like it or not, many careers/jobs are completely off limits to those without degrees.

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  • 9 months ago

    Loads of new/recent college grads, and competition for internships & entry-level jobs is tough. Until you prove yourself on the job, don't expect Big Bucks.

    Are your expectations out of line with realities? Overestimating your worth in today's job markets when you have only a bachelor's degree & no experience? Being silly & greedy? Or do you really have a more suitable option for you?

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Because they have the education and salary increases with age and experience. Obviously you don't understand how the system works.

    UK

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  • 9 months ago

    Statistics show that the earning potential for someone with a bachelors degree will earn $1mil more over their lifetime than a person with just a high school diploma.

    I don't think you really understand this discussion.

    That being said, we now have too many colleges and too many people attending...there cannot be jobs for everyone.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    cause they probably want to work in the university

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  • DEBS
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    You are short-sited in your analysis. 10 years after their first job out of college they may be earning $80-100k while you have no potential to move beyond the $40k mark the rest of your life.

    That said, way too many people go directly into college because "it's the right thing to do". If you don't have a plan going in, then you won't have the motivation and drive once you're out with a major which helps you little.

    BTW - The average starting salary is about $50k.

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