With the media focusing on the proposed “Human Infrastructure Bill,” including the proposal to create a free community college, a recent report from Bankrate.com about the most and least valuable college majors caught my eye — and if you’re committed to college, you should be very interested. by the report.
Before we get to the report, we should review some of the college-related issues we’ve covered in the past, given the high cost of college these days, and the growing problem of excessive and unsustainable student loan debt.
First, it is important for each student to determine if college is really the right decision for them, based on things like their interests in academics and more, past academic success, finances, work ethic, etc. It’s important to remember that ambitious and hard-working Americans can make a great living, have no college expenses and no student loan debt. I saw and heard a media article last week that said truck drivers started paying salaries in the mid-$50,000. Also, in many other professions, you can get paid in apprenticeship programs while you learn to trade.
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