Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
I’m 34 years old, and I was raised by parents who told me in no uncertain terms that a college degree is absolutely essential for career success. I know I’m not alone, as this has been the prevailing attitude for a couple of decades.
Yet despite that, 43% of those surveyed believe a college degree isn’t necessary to succeed in life. Perhaps it’s because 36% of respondents don’t even work in a field related to their degree.
However, despite questioning the wisdom of a college education for themselves, their tune changed considerably when asked about their children (and future children). A whopping 82% said they want their kids to earn a college degree.