Thank you for reaching out! It honestly depends on the person and the career. To advance in most careers, a Bachelors degree is required, but not for all. If the degree is what you need to get the job you want, then the debt is worth. If your preferred career doesn't require a degree, then other training or certifications may be your best bet. I recommend researching the jobs you are interested in on onetonline.org. This site will outline the job demand, salary range and education required for thousands of careers. Hope this helps!