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What about the job market?

While I see the validity of Robinson's talk, I am concerned that if we encourage the youth to pursue artsy careers they may end up in financial trouble. I am currently a freshman in college and I see firsthand that the majors such as dance, music, etc., are extremely hard to become successful in. The best paying jobs lie within engineering, technology, and mathematics.

Questions to consider: Can there be a balance between academics and arts? Is fulfilling your passion more important than financial security?


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  • Mar 6 2013: Briana- My observation about the job market in America is I feel uncomfortable about suggesting how anyone might make a living. I enjoyed college - That's what one should want, but not everyone may want what I did which was to be a physics person. Also, it didn't put a student in debt for his life like it does now. We have collapsed the wage structure of the country, and I don't see the attitude of the people doing that having improved. Owing a bunch of money in a Depression is not a good thing. Godspeed
    • Mar 6 2013: Thanks for your comment George! Would you care to explain what you mean by "we have collapsed the wage structure"?

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