Plenty of kids seem to do fine "waiting it out," living with roommates, working at entry level jobs,
1NJParent wrote: »
If you take a closer look, some of these highest paying industries employ mostly young people. You won't find too many employees in their 40s or beyond. Specialized skills may also become obsolete. It's infinitely harder to learn new sophisticated skills when you're in your 40s.
mathmom wrote: »
My CS kid is making lots of money, but honestly he'd be happy with half his salary.
thumper1 wrote: »
I’m a speech pathologist. It was a shortage area with excellent job potential in 1973 when I graduated, and continues to be now over 40 years later. The standards for licensure have changed as well as the masters programs. When I started, there were still places where a speech path could work with a bachelors. Now the masters is the entry level degree. Plus, masters programs are now two years, while mine was one.
Does the job itself require much more actual skill and knowledge now than before?
Additionally, many seem to take the rather elitist position that STEM curricula amount to little more than expanded trade school classes...The general education requirements are large and rich in reading, writing, and discussions/debates.