Good question. To be ahead of your class yes get a degree. Yes, most companies do require a degree. You can get started without one but to get noticed and get a good job a degree will be needed. The degree symbolizes a lot to a company. It tells the company that you can make a plan and stick to it, it says that you can work hard to accomplish a goal till completion regardless of the sacrifices and you are willing to do the what it takes to get that degree.
You might be able to get a job from a start up or smaller company and eventually use that experience over time to land a great job. Getting your degree can help you get an internship and eventually the idea job. If you work for as an intern for a company while pursuing your degree perhaps they will hire you . Going to a four year college can offer you the possibility of an internship to help you pay for your degree.
Sandy recommends the following next steps:
- Look into local college programs to see about taking additional classes to complete your degree.
- Check into scholarships to help pay for the degree.
- Look into internships.
- Get a full time job and while working on your degree .