So my mom and bro want me in a degree that'll make money. I told them it'll make me miserable but they said at least you'll have money and won't be wondering what to do at 30 I'm 24 I just got into real estate but they said that's no real money. So feels like I'm being forced into something I don't want to do or else they'll be disappointed in me. Some of my family already look down on me and compare me to my cousin that's trying to be an anesthesiologist, I don't care what she does. They try to control my relationships, my jobs, even college degrees.
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What is your question? Should you get a degree?
I am going to say do what makes you happy. Money isn't everything. If you make enough to live what you consider comfortable, then that is all that matters.
The happiness will outweigh the extra cash you could have earned.4
Pick what you are happiest doing. That way, you will enjoy what you are studying. Enjoyment leads to good results. Good results gets good job, hopefully!2
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I work in supermarket in Australia as a manager and I am 24, for 3 years I was just chasing career disregarding personal life and I got reasonably far (in 3 years from getting employed as a casual to department manager)
But after it got old, I figured I am miserable as one. So I took on slightly lower position overnight (lucky for me ends up still paying more) but gives me my free time, no stress aside from when I'm at work, and I don't hate it
Point is you dont need a degree to get decent job (if that is your thing it definitely makes it easier and gives you more options)
Do what you like, do it good, invest time and effort, do some certifications on a side and you can get just as far as someone with degree, potentially even further then them as you had more experience
There is a lot of jobs and overall in a lot of companies you can still move up from within with on the job training
Exactly how I feel