Everyone hears the mantra, "You have to go to college in order to get a good job." Some numbers seem to back that rule of thumb, showing higher average salaries going to those with increased education. Many people, however, have observed what they were taught in their colleges (with exception to some engineering and sciences) often has little bearing on their ability to perform in their chosen careers. Yet, degrees continue to be a benchmark by which employers turn away applicants who may actually be superior to their seemingly superior peers. Would a system based on appropriate certifications make more sense?
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