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Discussion on: As a self-taught, have you considered getting a degree afterwards?

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Brad

A degree isn't as cracked up to be. I'd take practical experience over it any day. Obviously it opens more doors in the job market, but once you have professional experience, it matters more on how you did on your last project, than if you have a degree or not.

Odds are you wont learn anything that drastically new.

I'd only go get the degree if the money isn't that big of an issue, and you want to secure yourself for future employment more-so that you have currently.

Don't go and try to get a degree for knowledge (pretty dumb right?)

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Diana Coman

Aha, nothing to do with knowledge anymore, since quite a few years. And going further down the drain too. A point in case re situation in the UK (eg ossasepia.com/2019/09/19/tedious-t... ) but it's no better in other places and certainly not in the USA.

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Forest Hoffman

Don't go and try to get a degree for knowledge (pretty dumb right?)

As someone who has experience in primary and higher education...this.