Not Going To College?

Posted on May 15, 2010 
Filed Under Parenting, Personal

I’ve been comfortable with our 18 year-old son’s decision to skip college, at least for the upcoming year. And now, maybe some evidence that Seth is being smart about school. There’s an article in the New York Times that addresses the growing number of high school grads who aren’t – or shouldn’t – go to college.

Here’s a thought-provoking insight about jobs that don’t require a college degree:

Among the top 10 growing job categories, two require college degrees: accounting (a bachelor’s) and postsecondary teachers (a doctorate). But this growth is expected to be dwarfed by the need for registered nurses, home health aides, customer service representatives and store clerks. None of those jobs require a bachelor’s degree.

From my perspective, Seth is doing me a favor by waiting at least a year before heading toward college. That’ll mean I won’t have two kids in college at the same time, something my pocketbook would surely have noticed!