College costs in the United States are completely out of control. Recent studies have shown that college tuition costs double every 9 years. That's right, they double. They are far outpacing the inflation rate, too. So what gives? This data visualization compares the average education costs requires to get 50 common jobs in the United States. The problem is, the figures prove that it's often not "worth it" to get the education in the first place.
Some Americans are wondering what the point of getting an expensive education is if they'll be spending the next 30 years of their lives in debt trying to pay that education off. So, before you dive in and start studying toward an expensive degree, check out this infographic and do your own research to see if it's the right choice for you. You might still choose to follow your original plan, but maybe you'll find a new path!