Guest Post – A Degree: Your First Big Career Decision (or How to Become a Doctor, Not Just Play One on TV)
“A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn’t pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.” – Henny Youngman
There was a time when job opportunity existed for all who educated themselves, almost regardless of choice of study. Those days are gone. Ask any Starbucks barista. You’ll find intelligent folks with art, drama, English, and anthropology degrees. I’m amazed at the number of stand up comics who majored in philosophy, some at Ivy League schools.
My art degree from a prestigious university has opened doors for me too, mostly on the cars I’ve repossessed. You see, my sheep skin qualifies me to drive a tow truck for a recovery company. But, thanks to my degree, I can properly articulate just how big a mistake I made.
[This post has been written by Richard Rossi for the career advice website entitled Career Alley and can be read in it’s entirety by clicking HERE.]