Wow, an answer I can give and be serious about. Well, personally my answer is yes and no:
A degree doesn't necessarily assure you of anything yet you want to be sure what you are doing is "worth it". So it behooves you to make an effective choice. Working for someone else for awhile is fine until you realize nothing is going to be any different and you might have ambitions beyond that. SO, what I'd recommend is you get a small business degree to have something to show for college (and who buys overpriced textbooks from the college store anymore? Go to Barnes and Noble or Amazon-seriously), then go and start your own business and work for yourself. You might scoff at first but remember the whole reason you're doing any of this is not only to improve yourself but also so that you might live better than "just scraping by". Besides, you can do pretty much anything you want with your own business and a business degree and there is something to be said for being your own boss. Even if you don't run your own business, a business degree will increase your chances of doing well in whatever lineup you choose.
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