this goes for anyone who has a degree right now--at this point, do you think a degree is really worth the time, money, and effort these days? i feel like nowadays a degree is a dime a dozen. not to mention everyone else is trying to get one. there's even people on youtube swearing their degree is worthless and burn them on camera lol. plus i just feel like a degree doesn't get you really far in today's economy..
an alternative i'm looking at right now is either getting into a trade school, and work toward some sort of crash-course degree so i can join the work force and get my money up
i've yet to decide a career path for me so i feel like that's the reason for my lack of motivation in school. and lacking motivation for school is balls.
I think it is. Once you start looking at career type jobs, I think you'll begin to find that most of them like to see a bachelor's degree. Go on Monster.com and start looking up jobs you think you might like to do, and look at their minimum requirements. A majority will probably expect a bachelor's. If degrees didn't advance your career, then they wouldn't have things like executive MBA's. An executive isn't going back to school for fun, he/she is going back because having the MBA will help them keep moving up. Same reason people go on to get master's and PhD's in their field.
Trade schools are fine too, but you have to really enjoy the trade for it to pay off. Electrician's make great money, but do you want to do that the rest of your life if it's not something you really enjoy doing? A degree gives you the opportunity to explore different options, a trade allows you to do one thing specifically.
Personally, I think if you went and completed a degree, you'll be happy you did in the long run. Plus there's always a master's degree you could go back and do and even a doctorate after that if you wanted. Just try to think ahead to your future, and think about what would be best for you. Consider this: what if you went to trade school and worked in a trade for 10 years or so and came to the realization that you weren't happy doing it, and wished you could do something else. Wouldn't you rather have a bachelor's to fall back on at that point?