If you’re not a “rocket scientist,” skip college and become a plumber, advises New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “It’s hard to farm that out … and it’s hard to automate that,” said the mayor. Plumbers make more than some college graduates, he added.
“College is a good investment” for most students, responded Mark Kantrowitz, a student aid specialist. “The only schools that cost $40,000 or $50,000 like the mayor said are elite schools,” he said. Students who aren’t rocket scientists typically go to less expensive colleges.