What is more valuable? Experience in that field or degree in that field?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Lucas Floyd



What is more valuable? Experience in that field or degree in that field?

You cannot gain experience in most fields in the world unless you have the required degree in the related areas.

  • Can you gain experience as an engineer unless you have an engineering degree?
  • Can you gain experience as a doctor unless you have a degree in that field?
  • Can you gain experience as a civil servant unless you have a degree?

Usually a degree course takes only 3-5 years to complete and only provides you with the theoretical knowledge of the subject. You get the real knowledge only when you start to use the knowledge in the real world and gain experience. While you pass the degree course

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You cannot gain experience in most fields in the world unless you have the required degree in the related areas.

  • Can you gain experience as an engineer unless you have an engineering degree?
  • Can you gain experience as a doctor unless you have a degree in that field?
  • Can you gain experience as a civil servant unless you have a degree?

Usually a degree course takes only 3-5 years to complete and only provides you with the theoretical knowledge of the subject. You get the real knowledge only when you start to use the knowledge in the real world and gain experience. As you pass the degree course within the time period, you continue to gain experience throughout your life.

To appreciate the relative importance of a title and structure, let's look at the structure of a building as shown below.

This structure would be hidden after the building is complete, but no building can be constructed without it.

We can compare our title as a structure (as shown above) in which you actually build the actual buildings from experience. If the structure is weak or poorly designed, you cannot build a strong building on it.

  • Once you have a strong structure, you can create the most beautiful buildings in it.
  • Once your theoretical knowledge of the subject is perfect, you will be able to get the best experience of your life.

See the image below of some beautiful buildings that were created on the basis of solid structures.

None of these beautiful buildings could stand, unless the structure of these buildings is solid and well designed.

Your title is like the structure in which you build the beautiful buildings of your life.

Image source: Google Images

It depends.

When there are 2 boys A and B, A has a work experience of 10 years but has no qualifications, while B is a college freshman with no work experience. Who, according to you, will get the job? It depends, right.

It depends on the field in which you are choosing or in which you are interested. The career field you choose will determine how experience and education stack up against each other.

When it comes to experience versus education, there is no clear winner. If you're looking for work and one of those things is missing, find ways to strengthen the missing parts.

If B is missing

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It depends.

When there are 2 boys A and B, A has a work experience of 10 years but has no qualifications, while B is a college freshman with no work experience. Who, according to you, will get the job? It depends, right.

It depends on the field in which you are choosing or in which you are interested. The career field you choose will determine how experience and education stack up against each other.

When it comes to experience versus education, there is no clear winner. If you're looking for work and one of those things is missing, find ways to strengthen the missing parts.

If B lacks experience in his field, what should he do? You can offer enhancements to your resume by volunteering and looking for positions that give you the experience you need.

If A lacks his education credits, then he can look for more classes to show his interest in investing in his career.

In this way, you can eliminate the dual between education and experience.

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There is a famous story with different iterations.

Once a big machine in a factory broke down. The factory needed to get things back to avoid financial losses, so they called in their best engineers to repair, but none could. Soon a consultant was called in, who came over, inspected, took out a screwdriver, tightened a screw, and the machine was working.

He turned to the manager and gave him a $ 10,000 bull, to which the manager replied, "Why should I pay so much for so little work?"

To which the man replied: "The cost to tighten the screw is $ 1, knowing which screw to tighten costs $ 9,999." This is the v

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There is a famous story with different iterations.

Once a big machine in a factory broke down. The factory needed to get things back to avoid financial losses, so they called in their best engineers to repair, but none could. Soon a consultant was called in, who came over, inspected, took out a screwdriver, tightened a screw, and the machine was working.

He turned to the manager and gave him a $ 10,000 bull, to which the manager replied, "Why should I pay so much for so little work?"

To which the man replied: "The cost to tighten the screw is $ 1, knowing which screw to tighten costs $ 9,999." This is the value of experience.

This is the value of experience. There are many in the real world who do not have a degree and are still doing a good job thanks to their hard work and years of experience. The degree helps you overcome the initial inertia of the race, but once you are in motion, it is the experience that will take you a long way. Only when the experiences are equal will the grade be a standard for grading.

Of course, the answer should be: "It depends ..."

When I hired software developers, both from the public and private sectors, I looked more at their track record than at their degrees. I tried to measure their experience and exposure within the projects they had supported. From there, I would review your qualifications and skills: languages, systems, certifications. If I was comfortable after that, I would see where and when they got their degrees, more for a matter of interest than anything else (MIT or the University of Jakarta?). From all that, I would build my interview questions.

I should point out that

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Of course, the answer should be: "It depends ..."

When I hired software developers, both from the public and private sectors, I looked more at their track record than at their degrees. I tried to measure their experience and exposure within the projects they had supported. From there, I would review your qualifications and skills: languages, systems, certifications. If I was comfortable after that, I would see where and when they got their degrees, more for a matter of interest than anything else (MIT or the University of Jakarta?). From all that, I would build my interview questions.

I should note that candidates' resumes are often electronically reviewed before I see them. If the author of the job posting or job description sets a requirement for a 4-year degree, they may never see the applicant's credentials if they don't meet that mark. If the requirements for a DBA position were to call for Oracle, you may never see a perfectly acceptable candidate steeped in DB2.

I have also worked alongside several newly appointed officers, packed with Computer Science degrees, who were as useless as a boar's teats. <- sir, please don't touch that ... <abort>

Lastly, personally, I have built a successful 35-year career in the IT industry, with just an associate's degree. I'm not running a development program for Google, but I'm not living under a bridge either.

It depends on what you intend to do.

For some professionals, academic preparation is everything, and for others, academic preparation, while not without merit, is easily replaceable through direct experience.

Then there are the professionals who require considerable theoretical training, after which a great deal of experience is also required to be viable in an industry. You could include engineers, software developers, and surgeons in this category.

"Business" is largely a set of personal skills that are best learned with experience. Certainly one can benefit from formal instruction in mind

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It depends on what you intend to do.

For some professionals, academic preparation is everything, and for others, academic preparation, while not without merit, is easily replaceable through direct experience.

Then there are the professionals who require considerable theoretical training, after which a great deal of experience is also required to be viable in an industry. You could include engineers, software developers, and surgeons in this category.

"Business" is largely a set of personal skills that are best learned with experience. Certainly one can benefit from formal instruction in accounting, statistics, and other tools, but these can also be learned informally.

On the other hand, young men and women almost universally make great contributions to physics and mathematics, to the extent that if you reach forty without having left a mark on the field, you are considered finished! Experience probably hurts more than it helps in theoretical science.

Greetings! :)

According to me, experience is more essential than a degree. There are multiple reasons for this opinion of mine.

  1. When you get a title, it simply means that you have understood the concept. However, when you have experience, it is the application of this conceptual knowledge that is beneficial. Experiences allow individuals to convey their knowledge rather than simply knowing it.
  2. Experiences help a person to think and decide on their interests and make them self-aware. It helps to know the strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. This is the degree that can '
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Greetings! :)

According to me, experience is more essential than a degree. There are multiple reasons for this opinion of mine.

  1. When you get a title, it simply means that you have understood the concept. However, when you have experience, it is the application of this conceptual knowledge that is beneficial. Experiences allow individuals to convey their knowledge rather than simply knowing it.
  2. Experiences help a person to think and decide on their interests and make them self-aware. It helps to know the strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. This is what the degree cannot do.
  3. Although when looking for jobs, degrees do matter, it is the individual's experience that employers are looking for. Employers want their employees to understand skills that are not given in a particular degree.
  4. The experiences develop skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills that are very limited in scope within a degree.

I hope this helps.

Sukhmani Bhatia

With the title comes knowledge and with experience, wisdom. You need to have a degree and experience to achieve your goal. In my opinion, experience is what matters most. The title is just an entry, but experience is the real key to your quick success. A guy who just passed earns more than the one who was better academically. What is the difference between the two? They both have degrees, but the former was more involved in gaining experience doing internships and getting involved in projects, while the latter was busy acquiring bookish knowledge. So who has more wisdom and knowledge?

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With the title comes knowledge and with experience, wisdom. You need to have a degree and experience to achieve your goal. In my opinion, experience is what matters most. The title is just an entry, but experience is the real key to your quick success. A guy who just passed earns more than the one who was better academically. What is the difference between the two? They both have degrees, but the former was more involved in gaining experience doing internships and getting involved in projects, while the latter was busy acquiring bookish knowledge. So who has more wisdom and knowledge? Of course, it is the first.

Also in the long term is the experience on the basis of which you get an increase in your salary.

Peace..:)

It is like comparing apples and oranges. You have to get a degree to get a good job, but once you enter the workforce, your experience is more important than how many degrees you have.

Let me give you a simple example, if you don't know how to ride a bike and are trying to learn how to ride a motorcycle, you may have a difficult experience. But if you can already possess the skill to ride a motorcycle, you may not need to learn to ride a bike. Now, comparing this example with Your question, here the grade is the bicycle and the experience is the motorcycle. To gain experience, you need a degree, but if you have a fair amount of experience, you may not

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It is like comparing apples and oranges. You have to get a degree to get a good job, but once you enter the workforce, your experience is more important than how many degrees you have.

Let me give you a simple example, if you don't know how to ride a bike and are trying to learn how to ride a motorcycle, you may have a difficult experience. But if you can already possess the skill to ride a motorcycle, you may not need to learn to ride a bike. Now, comparing this example with Your question, here the grade is the bicycle and the experience is the motorcycle. To gain experience, you need a degree, but if you have a fair amount of experience, you may not need to get another degree.

Well, according to me, both are important because both the title and the experience have their own benefits.

Just like if you have a degree, you can easily enter the field you want to go in and on the other hand, experience is what we get and feel throughout our life ... yes, you read it, write it, we can feel the experience.

The grade is like a diamond and the experience is equally a job as a jeweler. Who redefines the diamond. So both are essential, but whoever has experience is a jeweler and whoever only has a title is a simple human being because, according to me, we gain experience over time and time always sets the goal for you.

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Well, according to me, both are important because both the title and the experience have their own benefits.

Just like if you have a degree, you can easily enter the field you want to go in and on the other hand, experience is what we get and feel throughout our life ... yes, you read it, write it, we can feel the experience.

The grade is like a diamond and the experience is equally a job as a jeweler. Who redefines the diamond. So both are essential but the one who has experience is a jeweler and the one who only has a title is a simple human because according to me we gain experience over time and time always sets us goals that make us bigger and bigger.

So guys, try to focus on both: earning an experienced degree.

I know this answer is great too, but that's my first answer, hope you like it.

Thanks

Imagine that you are riding a bicycle.

Here,

Have a title:

  1. It is knowing how to differentiate the clutch and the front brakes on the hand bar.
  2. It's knowing how to differentiate the rear brake and the gearshift levers close to your foot.
  3. It is knowing how to start an engine.

A degree provides the basic knowledge of what you are doing and how you are doing it.

* As long as you are fully aware of what you are studying and not doing just for the sake of it.

On the other hand,

Experience:

  1. It's knowing how fast you can make that sharp turn like a pro ...
  2. It's knowing how fast you can still make a firm stop without hitting, when a little bit of chi
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Imagine that you are riding a bicycle.

Here,

Have a title:

  1. It is knowing how to differentiate the clutch and the front brakes on the hand bar.
  2. It's knowing how to differentiate the rear brake and the gearshift levers close to your foot.
  3. It is knowing how to start an engine.

A degree provides the basic knowledge of what you are doing and how you are doing it.

* As long as you are fully aware of what you are studying and not doing just for the sake of it.

On the other hand,

Experience:

  1. It's knowing how fast you can make that sharp turn like a pro ...
  2. It consists of knowing how fast you can still stop firmly without crashing, when a small child runs across the street.
  3. It is knowing the least amount of gasoline necessary to get to the closest gas station.
  4. It's knowing how to downshift after slowing down.
  5. It is knowing how to shift to "Neutral" on the first try.
  6. It's knowing not to drive fast when you're drunk.

Experience gives you valuable skills. Helps you get the job done.

Now, if I give a person with only one title, a person with only experience, and a person with both for their company,

Who will you hire?

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These days it is increasingly obvious that a person's creative entrepreneurial talent is becoming more valuable than a college degree. Many parents and students question the value and cost of earning a degree today. However, until there is disruptive technology that changes academia, the criteria for obtaining a degree will remain first and foremost in any field. The problem is that students specialize in disciplines that they normally don't end up working on, so this is another consideration in the new world of work. You may want to get my book: Personal Brand Planning for Life, available on Amazon.

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