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If you went to college, are you using your degree in the job you are currently in (is it in the same field)?
Do you feel like college was worth it? Do you have a Bachelors degree, or above? If above, do you regret the post-grad work? Any other comments or shared infor would be appreciated.

I got my BA in Business, and as I'm in the executive search industry, I've found my degree to be somewhat useful in a functional sense. A broad understanding of business processes has benefited my work. My boss only hires people with college degrees, although the type of degree is not so important. Without a degree, I would not have such a cool job.

The bigger distinction I'd like to make however is (as was mentioned before) as a degree used as a door opener. In dealing with various types of employers in my work, I've learned that a college education is extremely important. Schools are secondary, even the type of degree can be secondary. No one will ever ask you for your GPA 95% of the time, but without that tagline on your resume, you hit the slush pile. I have an *incredibly* hard time placing engineers and managers who do not have formal degrees, even if they are brilliant and accomplished. People want to see they put in the time and effort to get a formal education.

Often that one sentence on your resume will make the difference between an interview and none.

Even with all of the evidence I see at work that a degree nothing hits home quite as much as when I return to my home town. It's been five years since I graduated from high school. When I run into old friends and aquaintances who did not go to college, I see the fact that they never left home, that they are working as pizza delivery people and midnight shift laborers. They are having trouble making ends meet, they are having trouble moving out, they have few options available to them.

At that point, I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to go to college, and that I took it.

I do worry about people who pay 150,000+ in private college loan fees to get a job that pays 25K. You have to consider the economics of the decision too.

Just my 2 cents.

- SR
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