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College not the only path to success

February 16, 2014
By CHRISTINA MYER ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Higher education is expensive, and generations of students have been indoctrinated with the idea that receiving a bachelor's or even graduate degree is their only path to success. What that has meant for far too many students is years of paying off student loans while they search for a job that utilizes their degree. The number of entrants to the workforce who actually find jobs in their chosen fields is shrinking. Meanwhile, the fields in which jobs are readily available - growing, even - require skill and technical training, not a master's degree in communications.



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