I’ll start out by saying I have nothing against entry level jobs. In fact, when you first “enter” the workforce, those are basically the only kinds of jobs you’re likely to get. Because that’s where you start. At the entry.
But you don’t have to start with entry level jobs.
That might sound a little contradictory. But I’ll explain.
Do an online search for a “business school near me.” And you’ll see, pretty quickly, how the top results won’t be all that helpful. I did that kind of search. And the first page results were almost all college and university websites. And the top three Google maps results had nothing to do with business schools.
Now, take a closer look those college links. And you’ll find descriptions like “It can also be an important step toward a bachelor’s degree.” And “Through career-oriented courses, these programs help students build the skills and industry background information to qualify for entry level jobs in a specialty field.”
Does that sound like a good return on investment of your time and money?
It can take a ton of both, your time AND money, to go to college. And to think it could lead to an entry level job in a specialty field doesn’t sound all that appealing. Right?
Before you think I’m slamming all colleges and what they offer, I promise I’m not. But for many entrepreneurial people (like you) the humongous cost of college is just not necessary. Check out these college cost stats:
- The average cost for one year of college tuition and fees at four-year schools in 2020-2021 was $19,020.
- The average total cost for a year of college at a four-year school, including tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, books, supplies, and other expenses — was $35,551. That’s roughly $142,000 over the course of four years.
- In 2020-2021, the average tuition and fees among four-year public colleges was $9,375. At four-year private nonprofit schools, it was $35,852.
Wow. An average of $142,000 for 4 years of college. And let’s say you have to get a loan for that. But let’s say you could get an interest free loan. And let’s say you find an entry level job that pays $30 per hour (which is probably quite a bit more than you’ll actually find). It would take you about 4733 hours just to pay back your loan. That’s over 2 years at a full time job. And that doesn’t include all your vital living expenses.
But that’s just not necessary anymore. Not for most people anyway.
Especially since almost anyone has access to almost unlimited online resources. For just about any industry or field of study.
And among those almost unlimited resources is one I highly recommend. My very own RondaReady YOUniversity. It’s where you actually can get your very own “RONDA” to help you figure things out and focus on your dreams. And you can go into the real world with real skills to RUN a business.
And you can start doing all that for less than half of one semester in a typical college.
But it’s not for everybody. Because it’s for only those kinds of learners who are Ready to apply what they learn. If you (or someone you care about) is that kind of person, we should talk. Because I’d love to share how I believe I can help. Click or tap the button below. Book a free call with me right now, while it’s fresh on your mind.