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Most parents want their children to study a degree because University studies are well considered in our society. It is believed you are more intelligent or you will be successful if you get a degree.
Sadly, you spend years of your life studying and finally things do not turn out as you expected. You find yourself working as a grant holder earning 600 €, even though you have passed your exams with flying colours. You should even be grateful for having a job.
There are also people who are lucky and get a job as soon as they finish their studies (yes, “lucky”, because to my mind, luck is often more important than the effort you make). I am going to tell the example of a friend. He studied engineering year by year and he has been working since he finished his degree. Although he is developing a successful career and earning a high salary, in his opinion it is not enough to compensate the responsibility he has to take. He is living in a tiny flat (paying a high rent) in a big city where he is alone, no family, no friends… He often has to travel and he never knows where he will be the next day. He works more than 8 hours per day because of the amount of work he has. As you can imagine, the stress is a part of his daily life. He says if he could go back to the past, he would not have studied a degree.
On the other hand, many young people take a short cut studying a vocational course. In 2 years, even one in some cases, they learn enough to start to work. They get a job faster and their jobs are well-paid.
Anyway, middle-age people often say that young people should not let things get on top of them because they have an easier life than they had. It is also thought that you realise it is worth studying a degree when time goes by.
The situation of the work market is bitterly disappointing for young people, so my question is: is it worth studying a degree currently? What do you think?
I have found this article about this topic.