Obtaining your bachelor’s degree used to be a way for students to stand out from others in a highly competitive job market. As of 2015, however, one in three adults have earned a four-year degree, making it common to be one of many in a pool of job applicants with this educational achievement.
Does this mean that a bachelor’s degree doesn’t have value? Is it even important in today’s world of start-up entrepreneurs and self-employed business owners? Is it a worthwhile investment considering that student loan debt may be involved?
The answer, ultimately, is that it really depends on you. Your unique life goals, including your career aspirations, will determine if the bachelor’s degree is a good fit.
For many people, though, earning a college degree is important to their success in today’s market. Let’s look at the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree, and how your personal educational goals and lifestyle choices should be considered in making this major decision.