Benjamin Franklin once said “The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.” The thing is, Ben probably wasn’t talking about a degree in puppetry. You see, not all education is equal.
Just because you spend tens of thousands of dollars earning a degree doesn’t mean you are instantly valuable in the marketplace. I’m sorry but the only thing you’re going to be able to do with a degree in European medieval history is teach European medieval history, that or work at Starbucks.
It’s unbelievable the majors some colleges offer, for example:
Pop culture – Bowling Green State University (Hipsters need not apply-too mainstream)
Adventure Education – Plymouth State University (wha!?)
Canadian Studies – Duke (again… wha!?)
Floral Management – Mississippi State University (pretty flowers go in the vase 101)
The Beatles – Liverpool Hope University (I love the Beatles, and now I’ve got a degree to prove it…)
Puppetry – University of Connecticut (Sesame Street here I come! Wait, your not hiring… uh oh.)
Comedy – Humber College (either you got it or you don’t…have you ever asked to see a comedians resume?)
Nannying – Sullivan University (with an average annual income of $19,190 in the state of Indiana i’m thinking a degree might not be necessary)
Before you spend a fortune on a degree you need to have an economic model in place to earn an income. Make sure that economic model fits your life plan as well.
One of the podcast I listen to from time to time is the Dave Ramesy Show. The following clip is from his radio show and it is about this exact subject. Sometimes Dave gets a little worked up and this is one of those times.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.