often times i sit back and wonder...was it really worth going through school for 6+ years to get my degrees? why you ask? well, the economy! i feel that sometimes i would have been better starting work when i was 16 at say a fast food place and working my way up. i probably would have been a manger by now and making what i am making now salary wise with no school loans to pay back!?!? could have, should have, would have, moment i guess. it looks like those with a degree no longer have jobs available in their field and/or have to take jobs in a totally different area or are over qualified so can not find a job. sometimes i feel that with a master's degree i work for much less pay than i deserve, but i do it b/c i can and it gives me something to do and i am good at it and in the grand scheme of things...IT IS A JOB! i miss the days while i was going through high school and first few years of college where your "internship" period basically landed you a job if you did well. now your "internship" period is "volunteer work/free labor" no job offer after, but you put in so many hours and did so many projects to prove yourself. oh well...at least I made A's in all of them, so that is something right? something better will come along either before the economy gets back on its feet or after. so... my question to you is: Is a College degree or Higher degree worth it, especially now/today?