A Bachelor’s degree is a heavy investment—in both time and money. The full sticker price of attending a public university may run close to $25,000 while a private university may set a student back by $45,000. It’s no surprise then that the average student debt load is at a staggering $29,000. What’s all this for? What does a Bachelor’s degree really earn a graduate? The degree has contributed toward 16 percent of the country’s bartenders, 14 percent of parking lot attendants, 23 percent of flight attendants and 12 percent of taxi drivers.
Securing a job after graduating depends heavily on the major earned. Computer science majors will have a much easier time than a visual and performing arts major would, for example. Is it possible that an Associate’s degree might be more valuable than a Bachelor’s? About 30 percent of Americans with Associate’s degrees now make more than those with Bachelor’s degrees. There are currently 29 million jobs which only require an Associate’s degree (jobs paying a middle class wage).
Do you think people will bypass investing in a Bachelor’s degree and put their money toward an Associate’s degree instead? Please share in the comments, and be sure to check out the full infographic below to learn more!