Used to be a college degree was the ticket to a good job. This conventional wisdom is under attack and is no longer true in general. The joke is, “What does a college graduate with a degree in 14th Century French literature say? Would you like fries with that?”
Manufacturing Returns to USA (Jobs Not So Much) looks at a Time magazine article that talks about how manufacturing is returning to the US, but in a different form with different job skills needed. A two year tech degree is now the minimum education for most of these new jobs, a half million of them in the last three years.