Alright so I’m 19 years old and I took the year off so I could figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I was sure that I wanted to go to college and pretty sure I wanted to go for Sports or Entertainment Reporting but I didn’t know where. After a full year of thinking about it and researching, I found a good school. It’s in a different state but even if I decide not to go there, I’ll still be moving to that general area anyway. But after thinking about it, I don’t know if thats what I want to do anymore. I have two other options that I’ve been thinking about but I can’t get a Bachelors Degree with either one of them and I really want to get one because I know that the stats show, you make more money and have more success that way.
Option A) Going to college and studying Journalism for a career in Reporting.
Pros: I get my degree
Cons: In order to have the job I want, I’d have to move to New York or LA. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and what I want more than anything is to have a family and I don’t want to raise a family in either of those places.
Option B) Going to Cosmetology school to become a make-up artist
Pros: I love make-up so it’s a passion of mine. Shorter schooling.
Cons: No degree. It’s hard to make a lot of money.
Option C) Taking online classes for Wedding and Event Planning
Pros: It’s another one of my passions. Good money. Short and cheap schooling.
Cons: No degree. Don’t know if online classes stand up to the hype. If I don’t make it, I have no backup plan.
So I guess the problems are that I want to go to college because I want a degree BUT the things that I really want to do, you cant get degrees for in a high majority of colleges. I also am paying my entire way through college on my own so I guess money is an issue and the cheaper the better.
What do you guys think?
Is a degree really that worth it?
Edit: Theres no need to say that my options are worthless or poorly thought out. They’re my options because they are things that I love and would have a passion in doing. If you don’t love your career, you’ll be miserable and boy, do I feel sorry for you.