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My point is jobs that used to not require secondary education now do.

I think you mean post-secondary. Secondary is middle school and high school.

I understand that. But it's not necessarily college education required. It's job training for the specific job.

And there are alternate ways to get the job training.

The Navy trained me as an electronics tech. When we finished the training program, if we wanted, we could also obtain CC credit for the courses, making the training equivalent to ITT and similar programs. We had to file for it, but it was pretty standard and several of the instructors strongly encouraged us to get the certificate. (Not all military credentials transfer so easily, but I've heard things lately about the military starting to take steps to change that.)

The OP was saying college is a necessity.

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