utility: bachelor is not always equivalent to a bachelor

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Dennis, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis New Member

    It was interesting for me to notice that depending on the area of the major, undergraduate degrees in the US can vary substantially in practical worth. A BBA will often be enough to get you into a higher management position while a BA/BS in psychololgy will get you only an assistant job in the psychology field.
    Any thoughts why this disparity exists?

    Some other examples?

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  2. Kit

    Kit New Member

    Simply the difference between licensed fields, like psychology, as opposed to fields that rarely require licensing, such as Senior V.P.-of-Whatever at XYZ Inc.
  3. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Licensing/credentialing go hand-in-hand with rigidity.
  4. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    I would also guess that geography plays a part in this distinction. You might need to be ultra qualified for certain positons in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, LA, etc. Most people would not even get through the initial screening. However, in some place like Montana, where the population density is substantially lower, those same people might be seen as prime candidates for open positions.
  5. Rivers

    Rivers New Member

    Yet opportunities and salaries in Montana are going to be much less than in Boston,New York,et al.
  6. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    This may be true in some fields but less than true in others.

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