Community College Spotlight asks “Does college pay?”
Despite tales of college graduates working as cashiers, college is still worth it, argues Anthony Carnevale of Georgetownâ€™s Center on Education and the Workforce in Inside Higher Ed. Bureau of Labor Statistics data misses a shift in the economy: Employers are requiring postsecondary credentials for jobs that didnâ€™t use to require a two- or four-year degree, he writes.
I know this to be true. My husband’s computer software company requires a bachelor’s for folks to come in and fold boxes. Why? Because the boss, an entrepeneur who only graduated high school, says that if the employee has finished college, then the employee is likely to have the cultural work ethic he is looking for: showing up on time, doing what is asked, and doing it reasonably well.