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Do Teens Really Need To Go To College?

I think when I'm older.. I just want to work in a gym or that.. but I'm not really sure If i need to go to college or not.. I heard it was expensive and you get a lot of work.. my parents never went to college.. who ever went to college opinions on what it was like?

Asked By: Katie - 4/15/2009
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You definitely should not go to college to work at a gym. There are certification courses that the gym usually will pay for as long as you agree to work for them for a certain period of time. The courses aren't very expensive... More
Answered By: WorkerBee - 4/15/2009
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If you don't you will be working at McDonald's for a long time.
Answered By: twickiedickie - 4/15/2009
 
I haven't gone to college yet, but my parents cant stop telling me how inportant it is.
Answered By: Brandon - 4/15/2009
 
I think college, or a trade school, in 2009, is needed to get a job that will provide any kind of financial security (or a job that will lead to that kind of job). I don't know how old your parents are or what they do for a living, but I think it's pretty rare these days to be able to work your way up in most fields... More
Answered By: GEEGEE - 4/15/2009
 
Well, from what I know, you technically don't *need* a degree to work in a gym, but you can get degrees in nutrition, physical therapy, kinesthesiology (study of movement and muscles), personal training and more. Knowledge of these things could put you as far as owning a gym (especially when paired with a business... More
Answered By: Sweet Voltaire - 4/15/2009
 
If you're talking about being some kind of trainer in a gym, then you will probably need a degree. But I agree that college isn't for everybody.
Answered By: SemiConsciousLiquid - 4/15/2009
 
I would not reccommend going i go and it is a total waste of time and money and its very stressful. I would reccomend starting to work at a gym then work your way up into management. have a nice life
Answered By: JerekBrian - 4/15/2009
 
Yes you need college. Any person who doesn't want to end up in a cardboard box fighting cats for food in the dumpsters need college. Back then when your parents were younger and such it wasn't that important to have a college degree... More
Answered By: ♥Infamous♥ - 4/15/2009
 
Unfortunately, you absolutely need to go to college now, no matter the profession you intend to go into. The thing is, almost everyone your age goes to college now, so when the gym owner has a choice of two equal candidates, but one went to college, that's who they will choose. It lends credibility and prestige to the... More
Answered By: maliboo_girl - 4/15/2009
 
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