Originally Posted by Nin3rsAllDay
I fully agree with the advice of not waiting until college to figure out what you want to do as a career. The part of college not being needed is a yes and no answer and it all depends on the field you want to go into. In my chosen profession it helps to have a degree because I have seen companies ask for either a degree or 15 years experience and each time they have taken the person with the degree over the person with the experience.
So far in my experience, my computer networking degree has not in any way replaced experience. Wasn't able to get a job in it, had to settle for tech support and am payed nowhere near what I should be despite the stuff I do still remember from it. It is pretty annoying being over qualified for what I do, but, not qualified enough to do what I went to school for.