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Is a college education worth it? [Video]

For years, conventional wisdom has been that college is a necessary first step toward a better life. However, new realities have people rethinking that assumption.

It’s been said for generations that a college degree is necessary if you want to have a lucrative career. But in today’s climate, with rising tuition costs and the need for tradesmen, some degrees are increasingly under the microscope.

Right now, there’s a growing demand for workers in fields that don’t require a college degree.

According to PeopleReady Skilled Trades, a company connecting businesses with skilled laborers, there’s been a 50 percent increase in the need to fill those jobs during the pandemic.

Some of those positions, according to the company, include apprenticeships for plumbers, roofers, or carpenters. There’s also a growing need for construction workers or electricians.

At the same time, the cost of a college education is rising to record levels.

A U.S. News reportsays tuition at private schools …

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