Degree or Relevant Skill- Which is more important?

As we step into the challenging phase in our life, we begin to question everything that comes our way. One of the most important questions that pop our mind is whether a college degree is enough to move forward or a relevant skill is required.

At least once in life, we all had an inner debate about which is more important to move ahead in life. But to be honest, many will tell us that mindset is the most important one. We will find out that it was sincere determination and obsession which help many personalities to grow.

Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, or other self-made personalities did not care to look for the right degree or relevant skills to kickstart their idea. But they had a strong inspiration and obsession to answer every What…? How…? and Why…? to bring a change. So, the first step to take is to train our mindset.

There is a pool of choices open for us, but it is crucial to know what we want to do in life, especially in the long run. Once we pick up an option that we are passionate about or obsessed about, we can train our mindset accordingly. Degree and skills have their relevant justifications.

We receive our certificate or degree from a university after a certain period. During the process, we learn different subjects as the university curriculum that matches our branch of degree. On the other hand, skills come from virtual classrooms, internship programs in any organisation, and working as a part-time candidate. We can choose to obtain relevant skills as per our requirements.

Some jobs are degree oriented, such as medical practitioners, pharmacists, lawyers and many others. We have to show relevant work permit that we receive after completing the degree to apply for jobs in respective organisations.

Skills play a vital role in jobs like- content writing, digital marketing executive, artists. We can choose to learn different things to upskill ourselves, irrespective of the degree we possess. In terms of skill-oriented jobs, we get the flexibility to choose from tons of options.

In universities, it becomes easier to stay focused because of the classroom environment and learning vibes. Self-studies can lead to distractions and confusion. When we get options, we tend to lose our focus, but it is not the case with university degrees. We get a study plan with every semester that we need to follow.

Honestly, both of them are equally important in the long run.

Orna Ghosh

Orna is an engineer from Northeast with a keen interest in creative writing. Mysterious facts and thriller stories creates a buzz in her. Living in the city but her heart always belong to the hills, after all Winter is Coming. Let's cosy up and grab a cup of Coffee with some new stories to read.
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