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    Here is the two options:


    Option 1 - You go to university. Get in £50k debt. Make good friends. Have a laugh for 3 years. Have no real responsibilities other than deadlines. Go out partying lots. End up earning 42k for the rest of your life as an engineer.


    Option 2- You get a job at 18. You have responsibilities like attendance, being punctual, kissing your bosses ass. You have a decent car at the age of 20. You make money straight away slowly building your way up to 42k for the rest of your life as an engineer.



    Both earn the same money for the rest of their life in the exact same job. Is the 50k debt worth going to university to have fun for 3 years, drink alcohol, make friends and have fun?


    Is that worth it? Or should I stick out my job and be bored with being punctual and responsibilities at such a young age?


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    1) Your salary when you do a degree will be a lot higher than if you didn't do a degree
    2) There's no way you could get an engineering job at 42k in three years without a degree
    3) University isn't just for laughs it's hard work
    4) Studying is meant to be enjoyable not a chore
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    (Original post by Schrödingers Cat)
    1) Your salary when you do a degree will be a lot higher than if you didn't do a degree
    2) There's no way you could get an engineering job at 42k in three years without a degree
    3) University isn't just for laughs it's hard work
    4) Studying is meant to be enjoyable not a chore

    42k will not be instant with OR without degree. Both will hit 42k at approximately the same age. Only difference is one has 3 extra years of earning money but being formal, work life etc and one has 3 years of partying&fun&studying but also 50k debt...


    I don't see too many options to earn over 42k with an electrical engineering degree unless you become a boss or one of the ever so slim, lucky high-flyers. Please advise if you have other ideas.


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    You can make a lot more than £42,000 as an engineer.

    You're also probably not going to become an engineer without a degree nowadays either.
 
 
 
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