How Is College Worth It Essay

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College: Is It Worth It?
As a student in high school, the pressure of figuring out what I want to do in the future is real. The idea of growing up and getting a college education seems to be always in the back of my mind and it is hard. What if I don’t want to go to college? It’s hard to even think about that seeing as not going to college is often seen as lazy and irresponsible, but should it be seen that way? Is college really worth it?
A college education can be very valuable and useful, I will not even try to deny that but a lot of jobs don’t require a college education. For example, I have heard a lot of my friends saying that they want to become photographers. They say that they are going to go to go to college to get a degree in visual arts and then pursue their dreams. Sounds pretty neat right? If tons of debt for not that much school sounds neat to you then you have come to the right place! According to Michael Carpenter, A writer and photographer at Huffington Post, the average college student graduates with around $35,000 of student loan debt. That by itself is a pretty bitter pill to swallow but what truly tops this cake is the fact that new photography graduates only net around $42,000 a year. You have to think
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The answer is yes and no. If your dream is to become a freelance photographer, a police officer or any other job that can be achieved with only a high school diploma, you probably don’t need college. If you’re aiming for becoming a doctor, a lawyer or anything else of the sort, college is a must. It’s simple, and deciding that you don’t want to go to college isn’t a bad thing. In fact it’s a great thing as long as you’re doing what you want. So don’t let pressure from family or friends make you decide to go to college when what you want to do doesn’t even require it. Follow your path and decide if college is really the best fit for you because that’s what really
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