Does Tertiary Education Mean Success ?



So, does Tertiary Education mean success is down the line ?

I’m afraid not. I recently heard that the likes of Google are now going for people that can show innovation over someone who can show them a Diploma / Bachelor …… …WHATEVER.

Education has always been looked upon as a must, but we are now starting to see other avenues open up. As we know, the world is changing, and changing fast. There are many careers that won’t exist in 20 years time. Yes, we all want the best for our children, but what is the best?

There will always be those professions that need their training, such as Medicine. But I suppose one day robots will be operating. THAT’S A SCARY THOUGHT !! We are now in a constantly changing period

Technology may see many jobs taken, but personally, I’m not too worried about that.

The world just needs to keep up and take notice of where we are at and what’s going on.

I have heard many with a Tertiary education say that they have never used anything they learned at University in their day job. I guess it shows they can be dedication and motivation, but you shouldn’t need a degree to display those qualities.

What matters is having the skills to do the job, not the certificate to show you’ve done 3-4 days of study. Think about the most successful people…did they use their degree in their success? NOT LIKELY !! Did Mark Zuckerburg use his studies to create Facebook? If someone is going to create something like that, it’s unlikely that’s not what it’s all about. Those sort of people are going to do these things anyway.

Do you have a Student Loan? Did you have a Student Loan? My wife had one and I’m glad to say it ended, all paid off several years ago. What about the ones who study in medicine. I have a family member who is an eye surgeon.

It took 10+ years and also involved working around the world. We are in an election year here in New Zealand, getting to choose our government. One party has promoted a free education. Yes, it all sounds great, but I think it’s just a vote grabber. I plan on being prepared to pay for my children’s education as my parents did for me.

Why not Self -Educate. Get in front of your computer and google whatever your subject is.Home study is a good option. I have done that myself.I know when I am trying to find a way to do something, YouTube & Pinterest are always there for me.

There are no guarantees that there will be the dream job at the end.The only one thing it guarantees is the need to pay off that student loan.There has been the talk of paying for some students education to keep them in the country. They can earn a lot more overseas, but in little old New Zealand with our 4.5 million we need these people.

We live in a changing world with many options.

We don’t know what is round the corner.

 All the best,

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  1. dumspirospero30 on June 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I have heard in the US, where I live, that there is a decline in skilled labor jobs. They need people but most people go to universities instead of learning a trade. A diploma doesn’t mean that much anymore because people get them and can’t get a job. I think there should be more apprenticeships and trade schools.

    • Bryce on June 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Yes, here in New Zealand there is currently a big demand for apprentices. The government is paying for it all.

      Thank you.

  2. Malissa // Quotation Re:Marks on June 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I got a bachelors degree and I’m not even “using” it. I could be doing what I do with out having spent the money. But If I ever wanted a job change, I’d be better off going back to a trade school – something more specific.

  3. Maddie on June 24, 2017 at 5:36 am

    This is so true!! I’m in debt for the rest of my life with a degree I don’t even use!

    • Bryce on June 24, 2017 at 5:59 am

      Yes, sadly this is the case for many .
      Thank you 🙂

  4. umaima on June 24, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Degree is just a formal way or proof of saying you are educated..while it not necessarily be useful! In recent times I have known youngsters being successful with business or services even before they pass out college. Guess, getting a degree is more a matter of proving to the society your worth than actually using it in the practical sense.

    • Bryce on June 24, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Yes, good point. It shows possible employers that you are a worker and one who can make a commitment.
      Thanks 🙂

  5. Sabrina on June 24, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Good point- in Germany education was always rated higher than actual skills which meant you do not get a job as a manager without at least a bachelor’s degree. So I wouldn’t have my job as a financial analyst without my degree. My studies tough me the basic knowledge but what makes me good at my job are experiences I made over the last 6 years. I always think a person who learnt bookkeeping during an apprenticeship could also make experiences and do the job as a financial analyst- but hardly never get the chance to do so.
    When I studied microeconomics I did it in so called dual study – it combines the advantages of study and apprenticeship- I worked during my studies at a company who paid the studies and my wage- so you can use the theoretical knowledge direct in your job. But when I had my bachelor degree and wanted to continue to the master study (dual studies are only possibly with the bachelor) the university did not acknowledge my degree as equal to a bachelor which was made at a university. Few years later universities had to acknowledge every accredited bachelors degree but I didn’t have the time for my master studies- I started them last December but in marketing management instead of financial management – because I think it is important to think “outside the box”.
    Kind Regards, Sabrina

    • Bryce on June 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Congrats on all your studies. Yes, it’s very important to “think outside the box”
      Thanks .

  6. Ava on June 24, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    It’s a shame how many people go into debt then don’t use their degree. I know many who went to law school then decided they don’t like being an attorney.

  7. Michelle Paige on June 25, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Really interest article. I quit college because I got a receptionist position at an Internet Marketing start up that promised to teach me the business from the bottom up. The only thing was I could not go to school during their work hours and night classes weren’t offered for the courses I needed that semester. I decided to take a leap of faith and quit school for this job. I learned so many skill and eventually worked my way up the company in 2 years. Then I left and started my own business which has been successful and now I’m onto starting up my a second business at the age of 26. While it’s sometimes scary to think that I don’t have a degree to fall back on and I’ve been out of the actual workforce for so many years, I think I’m much better off being my own boss and I don’t know if I would have had the guts to do it had I had a college degree to fall back on.

    • Bryce on June 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Interesting to read your story. Your still so young so the world is yours.
      Thanks 🙂

  8. Manisha on June 27, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I feel education is importance bit experience is also important . People are buying degree in our country.

    • Bryce on June 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Yes, very true. You can’t beat experience.
      Thank you.

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