Would You Rather Be….
Posted by: Aaron Subich, Class of 2012
Sounds like an elitist segmentation right…It’s actually the average of people in the US, who have a bachelor’s degree, and for the first time in our country’s history, the percentage is above 30%.Hard to believe a country such as ours, with all its productivity, creativity, and leadership on a global stage is essentially doing it with nearly 7 of 10 people not completing an undergraduate education.I can’t imagine the challenges I’d be facing without having completed my bachelors.
in the 109 out of 1000?
Even more applicable to our station as current graduate students, is the number 10.9%.That’s the percentage of US American workers with a graduate degree according to the US Census Bureau report last Thursday.The implications of this should be apparent.With barely 1 in 10 US workers obtaining the education and certification of mastery in their fields – jobs, opportunity, and understanding clearly reside in greater abundance in this stratum of the population.
A sure contributor to this year’s cohort motivation to complete our terminal degrees is the real world knowledge that our careers were limited by intellectual and credentialing capital. We’re here because we have the capabilities and desire to move above and beyond the ceilings we currently work under without a terminal degree. Knowing how low the percentage is of American workers with terminal degrees is definitely an encouragement to us to complete our journey and become counted among the 10.9% as opposed to the 30.4%. How will this information influence you?