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Should I drop out of college if I have a great job?

Part 1: A couple months ago I got hired at a really good real estate agency. I'm already making decent money part time and I've met a couple full time agents who pull in over $100,000 a year for themselves, just from rentals. I live in Boston and the market is pretty good here. Part 2: I'm currently a part time student at a state university earning mediocre grades and not really enjoying it all that much. My parents pay my tuition so cost of school is not a factor for me. I'm 22, been in school for a few years, and have no idea what I want to major in although I always had an entrepreneurial streak. Despite this I am still concerned that I would be seriously limiting my options in the future if I decide to drop out. Question: I don't nessescarily want to be an agent my whole life, but at the same time I feel like school is restricting my paychecks and I'm not sure if I'm learning anything or even enjoying it. Should I drop my a$$ up out of college?

Asked By: - 7/7/2011
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Yes, some real estate agents earn $100K and some earn millions. The median income though, nationwide, is $40,150 with the median range being $27,390 to $64,829, The lowest 10% earned under $21,120. The lowest pay among all of them is in "offices of real estate ... brokers" with the exception of property managers who... More
Answered By: CoachT - 7/7/2011
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No you will regret not getting an education when you are older...having a degree does open up oppurtunities for more pay at any job.
Answered By: Joseph - 7/7/2011
 
i don't think you should drop out, but maybe just pick real estate as your major...if you like it, stick with it, and if you don't, change it. Later on you can always go back 2 school for something else.
Answered By: Absterbabe!!! - 7/7/2011
 
What you should do is take a semester or a year off. Don't call it dropping out. Leave it that you're going back, though you can always take a second year off or drop out at the end of the year. Many students do this, often to pursue personal projects, travel, internships, or just to take a rest from school... More
Answered By: MavistheMaven - 7/7/2011
 
I think the first reaction to the idea of dropping out for most people is "Oh my no!" However, there has been a lot of debate in the media recently about just how valuable college is. More and more economists are starting to suggest that the cost of college is high enough that it's really only worth it if you plan on... More
Answered By: Annie - 7/7/2011
 
No, if you stay in college and than apply to better jobs and they see you graduated you have a better chance of getting in then if you drop out. I think that is a horibal disicion no matter what job you have.
Answered By: Alex Iannantuono - 7/7/2011
 
Go do real estate but consider continuing as a part time student taking 1-2 courses a semester until you get a degree in business. You should have a fall back degree in case the real estate thing does not pan out in the long run... More
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Answered By: Chuckles - 7/7/2011
 
Don't drop out, it's always good to have an educational background with you, you never know, you might start enjoying university at one point. Try majoring in whatever interests you the most at this current time. It sounds as if you're motivated by the money more than the actual real estate job itself which is a bad... More
Answered By: Mas - 7/7/2011
 
No, you'll regret it later!
Answered By: Nichole - 7/7/2011
 
NO, you could lose a good paying job BUT no one can take a good education from you! Be Smart and FINISH College!
Answered By: FRANK - 7/8/2011
 
I agree with most people's views "no"
Answered By: langer - 7/8/2011
 
First.you have to be independent and rely on yourself to make money, if you drop out of college and you get fired your life is in their control, if you decide you don't like the esate business you will have to stay as you have no other choice. If you have qualifications you can rely on yourself to get jobs
Answered By: Rosie Malone - 7/8/2011
 
No, because if your job is a pain in the backside and you are hoping to look for a better job, you're better off finishing college.
Answered By: The Guy Beside Nobody - 7/8/2011
 
I think you should take some time off of school.. not drop out. I'm really in the same position you are. I took two years off of school and made manager at my kinda fast food job. I make good money for what it is.. but I would never be able to leave this job and pursue anything else but mid level management jobs. For... More
Answered By: Juliiiie - 7/8/2011
 
In my opinion, a college education is a good thing to have no matter what you decide to do in life. You might regret it later in life if you drop out, it's much harder to go back to school when you're older. Just do both, if you can, be patient, and in time you'll have a clearer picture of what you want your future to... More
Answered By: Alinutza - 7/8/2011
 
No, you should not drop out. If you can't decide on a major, but like real estate, go for Business. Good luck!
Answered By: 'tаɪ.lər - 7/9/2011
 
College can open doors, but if they aren't doors you wants opened, screw them. DO WHAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY. f**k money, f**k a certificate that is worth tens of thousands of dollars. Happiness is the key to success.
Answered By: Anonymous - 7/11/2011
 
No, because if you don't get so much of an amount of education, you won't have so many job choices if something happens with this great job you have.
Answered By: Alex Riedel - 7/11/2011
 
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