Academics is not the gateway to securing a job but it is simply a tool that can depict your social status in a community. The image above shows men at work some of which have associates and bachelor’s degree not confined to an office but they have to be outside working in the heat. The image clearly shows men driving around this heavy machinery, trying to get their tasks done before the sun goes down. Being that they have high degrees, and the unemployment rate is high, they have to depend on these types of jobs to make and honest living. Having spoken to the contractor who was the head of the operation, these men are beneath them and are not paid based on their degrees but by the hours that they work. Most days they only work about 4-5 hours a day which is not even enough to pay their utility bills. this is why learning a vocation is beneficial because they are able to work 4-5 jobs a day and make 4 times a much as what an ordinary worker with a degree would get paid for the week.