This may be a stupid question, but I feel like a loser right now XD! I was reading some statistics, and here is what I got from most of them: High School Drop Outs: Less Than $20,000 a year. High School Diploma $30,000 a year. Associates Degree: $35,000 a year. Bachelors Degree: $50,000 a year. Masters $60,000 a year. These are stats that I have seen quite often everywhere. I am 24, got out of college last year with a Bachelors degree. I just got a professional job, but I am making $30,000 a year! Is this typical? What are you making and what kind of degree do you have?
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Here's the truth: having a degree or not having a degree has no true bearing on your ability to either have a small or large salary.
Those stats are merely correlations. They are not set in stone. A lot of the wealthiest people in the US were college dropouts. They took the money they would have spent on "education" and built a business instead. In fact, this is a very common theme with the wealthy.
Or what about people who get a degree in one field, get sick of it, then simply outright switch fields without any formal credentials--then wildly succeed and reach the heights of the profession. Happens a lot.
The truth is, college is simply an advantage (or a disadvantage if you took out too many loans) that gets tossed in the mix with all of your other personal advantages and disadvantages. It is NOT the determiner of your success or potential earnings.
I'd advise you not to take general statistics too seriously. They are not predictors of individual success, and you can poison your mind into believing negative and self-limiting things (e. g., "I have a BA, so I can only make $35000).
You can make however much money you want, provided you set a target and formulate a realistic plan to get you there. Don't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise.0