B.S. Required (Not the Degree)

What’s a young person to do with all this economic uncertainty and job worry? Well, lookee here: Yahoo! has just the answer to your prayers, without needing all that pesky college:

That would be the link text, anyway, for this article, which hasn’t nearly as misleading an a headline, although its sub-title starts with the hedge-betting “Earning a bachelor’s isn’t necessary…”

Of course, half of the jobs on the list do, indeed, involve “How to Prepare” segments listing bachelor’s degrees. So, you know, it’s not necessary. You might be able to find a way in without one. Sure, it increases your odds to have a higher level degree, because in a competitive job market where people keep stacking resumés, most employers are, unfortunately, likely to pick the person with the higher level of education for starting positions.

I’m all for creative writing, but maybe, when we’re pretending at journalism, we could strive for something more accurate and less misleading? Just a thought.

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