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Old 04-23-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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For example, is a bachelors in history equivalent to a high school diploma?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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No it's not equivalent to a high school diploma... Seriously, where do people come up with this stuff?

A bachelors degree, no matter the degree type, requires advanced training past high school. There is still much value in that. As for the demand for the bachelors degree, that all depends on the type of degree and the job market.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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What do you mean by "equal"? Please be more specific.

Any college degree will be higher status than a High School Diploma.

If you're talking in terms of employment prospects, most Associates Degrees in Liberal Arts alone will do absolutely nothing to increase your job prospects; BUT it will still be technically above and more advanced than a High School diploma. As for a Bachelors in History, you technically could find employment but more and more schools are requiring your Masters Degree to teach. But again, it's still at a higher level than a High School Diploma (and Associates Degree).
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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Sure. People go to college to pick up another high school diploma.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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Sure. People go to college to pick up another high school diploma.
LOL - seems legit.





smh
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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I think some degrees are lesser paid than others .For instance,on TODAY it gave a list of higher paying degrees and lower paying ...the history degree is one of them that was at the bottom.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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In certain contexts, sure... a BA in history is no better than a HS diploma. But that's only in those contexts. For example, a BA in History is useless at a car manufacturing plant.

But it's silly to say that they are equivalent in all contexts.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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I should have explained better, I'm talking about how much someone would be paid with a college degree vs one with a high school diploma if they're doing the same job, yet the person with the college degree has been doing the same job for a year while the person with the high school diploma just got hired on. Also throwing in that the person with the college degree is 5 years older, has more work experience than the person with the high school diploma who just got hired, who has not proved to anyone that he/she can do the work, and just got out of high school.

Would that scenario deem the bachelors degree the person has useless compared to a high school diploma?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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I should have explained better, I'm talking about how much someone would be paid with a college degree vs one with a high school diploma if they're doing the same job, yet the person with the college degree has been doing the same job for a year while the person with the high school diploma just got hired on. Also throwing in that the person with the college degree is 5 years older, has more work experience than the person with the high school diploma who just got hired, who has not proved to anyone that he/she can do the work, and just got out of high school.

Would that scenario deem the bachelors degree the person has useless compared to a high school diploma?
There can't be any widespread conclusions made based on your specific example.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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I should have explained better, I'm talking about how much someone would be paid with a college degree vs one with a high school diploma if they're doing the same job, yet the person with the college degree has been doing the same job for a year while the person with the high school diploma just got hired on. Also throwing in that the person with the college degree is 5 years older, has more work experience than the person with the high school diploma who just got hired, who has not proved to anyone that he/she can do the work, and just got out of high school.

Would that scenario deem the bachelors degree the person has useless compared to a high school diploma?
Depends on the job. Many positions require a college degree -- any kind of degree. A high school diploma won't get you ANY money there. Some don't matter. Flipping burgers at Mickey Ds doesn't require a degree and won't pay a college graduate any more than high school drop out, but they might pay a little more based on seniority or experience on the fry table.

Sorry, I can't give you an answer. I don't think anyone else can either.

I once had a typesetter working for me who had a masters in psychology and a bachelors in English. She got paid near minimum wage, just like the high school graduate sitting next to her. (Actually, she got paid a little more, but only because she'd been there longer.)
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