When Your School Degree Is Useless

Published on Apr 12, 2018
Are you looking for a fool-proof way to convince your parents that you don't need to spend thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of dollars going to university? I present to you this video:
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  • Did no one ever tell you in your 4 years of studying psych that you need a masters to be anything.

  • For a chef you need a paper that says that you can cook and you need to renew it

  • Iโ€™m literally in school for psychology right now. This is reassuring...

  • There's a reason why I chose a finance degree. Atleast I'd get my way around by corruption.

  • Your eyeshadow isn't even

  • me to a T

  • Ur irritating

  • So I got my bachelors degree in psychology and got a job about 3 months after graduating in 2017 in San Diego, CA. I applied and was hired as a mental health technician paying @ $15 an hr. I Used my degree. Then after 6 months trying to pay bills in Cali I decided to move out of state and went to North Carolina where its cheaper to live and guess what! I used my degree AGAIN as a Research Assistant....starting out @ $15 an hour. Now with both clinical and research experience under my belt Im also applying for another part-time Research Assistant position on HIV/AIDS population analysis with UNC Chapel Hill. If you were really expecting to become a psychologist right out of undergrad you didn't look into the field that much. With a bachelors granted you can't do much with client/patients face to face, however you should have really thought about your end goals while you were in school for those 4 years. If it wasn't your passion to begin with, cool so be it. Before I thought about getting a degree in Psych, I actually was planning on becoming a video editor......but as preferences, I don't like being a freelancer. To me it seemed to unstable with hours and hours of editing random film projects for house productions that didn't fit my ideal goals. If you love what you do you'll find a way, but to say you couldn't use your psych degree for anything is too far fetching. "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.โ€

  • So you are basically telling People to drop out of school and become a youtuber?

  • You are having a really good hair day. Also thank you for working hard on your videos and you deserve all the many you get. You are awesome, funny, and amazing. Hope you have a great day!! :)

  • there are so many videos that grades dont matter,and it makes me feel like i dont wahnt study anymore...

  • *Within the first 30 seconds she uses her ethnicity as a gimmick for a joke...... And also semi stereotyped her own parents as typical overbearing Indians.... Js.

  • I wish i did psychology bcoz it's so interesting and could find a cure for mental illness but I did finance instead

  • Before y'all drop out of school/uni let the teacher in me offer you a piece of advice. Figure out what you want to do before you go to uni. Once you've figured out what job you want THEN look at what level of education you need. A degree is essential if you need it for your dream job. Otherwise don't put yourself through 3+ years of education because your parents want you to or because you think you will seem more clever. As Lily said you can have a great career without a degree. So figure out what you want first.



  • 1:49 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Yeah that's how I sound yo lol hahahaha get it yo

  • Happy Birthday Lilly.

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  • While she was describing the burger I wanted to eat a burger

  • *_So... its lit?_*

  • So good but so short

  • I'm laughing right now because I just got lectured two days ago about dropping school. Grandpa's like "The one thing people can never take away from you, is your education." I don't condone dropping out of school. But I'm learning more by just homeschooling. Love your video s by the way

  • I'm not gonna study psychology anymore XD

  • i love you i stay in tanzania

  • Me af!! Only one of my friends uses her degree. All the rest of us was like nah fam โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

  • I am a psychology student!

  • All the dislikes are from parents...

  • ...I wanted to be a psychologist... I donโ€™t know anymore...

  • You great bc of your psychology degree yo

  • I thought I'd binge watch your videos to the end. Seems like I'm loosing. So many videos

  • I guess I shoudnยดt study psychology then...

  • "They wanted it... they paid for it."

  • I've always thought of a law degree as a "safe bet" course. It never gets challenged. Seeing the law school friend in this video made my blood run cold and I'm halfway through law school...

  • Being honestly courious: the people saying that a psychology degree is useless... are anyone of you by any chance happen to be american? In my country, every psychologist I know (and I know quite a few) all have good paying jobs either as self employed therapists or employed researchers at companies. In fact a few months ago I finished my therapy with a recently graduated psychologist who helped deal with my anxiety attacks. She was just starting with a friend in the field an was quite professional and insightful (and cheap given she needed patients), not needing a PhD to do "just fine". She also has a job in a psychiatric ward in a mental hospital (like most of the psychologist who are interested in mental illneses), treating teens with bipolar disorder. In a worst case scenario, they find jobs in education department. Is america neglecting their psychologists? Here all of them have good jobs and earn good money out of them :/

  • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚tell me about your father

  • No, Ms! Because of your Psychology (degree), u must have learnt a lot abt human "behavior" that explains your "understanding" of soooo many things!๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Could least b thankful?๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Well... you majored in Psychology and unless you wanted to spend more time in school, your degree is admittedly useless. Had you majored in engineering, you would have gotten a job straight out of university.

  • When i grow up my course will be X-Ray

  • I have two classes left until I graduate college and I feel conflicted about my whole experience. Sigh, at least I can say I didnโ€™t give up.

  • Wow I was going to bring up how maybe the knowledge she got in psych classes helps her make good videos but she beat me to it! It must be that psychology degree!!

  • 0:17 *youtube walks in*

  • Story of my life. I have a psychology degree and the only use for it is to psycho analyze the president. And I ainโ€™t getting paid for that.

  • Yeah, I stepped into one, turn out itโ€™s just a mate finding degree... no idea why people keep running into it, make me wonder if I need to keep whining like an old lady that it doesnโ€™t look okay? ๐Ÿ˜’

  • Okay now I'm emo that i cant go to college ๐Ÿ˜ถ Can anyone else here relate? I hope i find $7K on the way home. y'all better pray for me as well. great video Lily ๐Ÿ’œ

  • I finished my psychology degree last year. I fully understand.

  • This is the exact reason she said im not going to college thanks mom

  • Iโ€™m studying psychology to become a counselor/therapist for Children and adolescents, or a social worker with my upcoming internship. Am I doomed?

  • i loooove u !

  • When she said "I have this one friend and she has an English degree and she's a waitress." my life flashed before my eyes because I have an English degree and it's been over 8 months since I graduated and I still can't find a job.

    • Elena Salvatore keep your head up

  • When you can smell the academic elitism in the air... Seriously though stop insisting this is because she did psychology because I have friends who did law and structural engineering who donโ€™t have jobs and friends who did language and English degrees who have jobs in their fields.

  • Lol gender studies perfectly fits this

  • 4:32 that yawn

  • Can relate so much to this. Haven't seen anyone use their Business Degree for what they actually wanted. I was hoping to get within environment management with a management degree, turns out I needed science. People are now seeing degrees as the ultimate yet forget we're human. I know more about nutrition and health than my 6 years of studying business has ever taught me. 'The System' ๐Ÿ˜ก

  • Sundar Pichai CEO of Google did his engineering degree in mettalurgy.......That degree included extraction of metals from earth.......WTeff!

  • Psssh, I'm majoring in psychology and I don't think it's useless. When picking a degree, a person has to do a lot of research and make sure they are willing to work and make sacrifices for it. I know a psychology degree will be tough, long, and hard to get employed as u need much education and experience, but willing to put in the effort. And it's an area I'm passionate about. By itself, that is simply a BA in psychology, most likely, yeah, is useless. That's why again u need to do research and really think about what you want to do. I know I am def going to go for a Masters or PhD in Psych

  • After reading the comments I could feel peopleโ€™s anxiety through the keyboard so I felt like I needed to clarify something ๐Ÿ˜‚ first off, her experiences wonโ€™t define you. She is out of thousands that got a psychology degree and it didnโ€™t work out. She knows ONE person with an English degree and ONE out of law that didnโ€™t work out. So what? That wonโ€™t define you. I know a person who did psych and easily got a counseling job after doing her masters. Another went to law school and became a family lawyer making BANK. Honestly it really depends on where you live, the college you went to, and also ur connections. Anyways I wrote this to just tell you that you just need to be smart and research on your own instead of listening to someone making a comedy video and expecting it to be an accurate representation of what your personal future would look like x

  • The intro was...๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • They wanted it and they paid for it ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Degrees are not useless and it helps if the person is studying the degree had a career goal in mind. It's OK to change career paths too and a degree in any subject will help for job applications

  • My mom got a degree in architecture and now she's a realtor

  • i think we really just do it to please our parents honestly but then after everything realize that its not who we are.

  • "comedy" videos

  • I have a degree in Art History... and i plan to work in a video game store... so yeah... it was SO useful my degree xD

  • You made this video on my B-DAY xD

  • Are you indian

  • Me watching this and currently I'm a BS Psychology student: *NOOOOOOOO* I seriously want to be a Psychologist then a Psychiatrist :(

  • My dad got a music degree and heโ€™s an accountant, because thatโ€™s logic

  • Like engineers

  • You can become a decent person by taking a degree but not great, to become great you have to think out of the box.

  • IM starting year 11 in the UK and I'm questioning if my education is actually worth it, like should i get stressed if i fail at everything?

  • My sister is a psychologist love youโค๏ธ๐Ÿถ

  • I mean it isnโ€™t useless.... you got this video out of it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Lilly is amazing...

  • Think of it this way... the college you went to was part of the path that took you where you are today. So its not entirely useless. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I studied diplomacy and now i work in a museum :D yepp this is reality

  • You need friends like Cristine from Simplynailogical! :) Use your psychology degree to understand why people aren't watching your videos anymore ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I dont wanna go to college ๐Ÿ’€

  • *_I love this_*

  • My dad is a psychologist...

  • lol my mother grew up wanting to be a large animal vet and she ended up getting her Bachelor's degree in animal sciences.She's been a sergeant with the police for about twenty years. Her degree has never been used.

  • Iโ€™m freaking out in med school rn Iโ€™m afraid I wonโ€™t have a job

  • The intro killed me ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • โค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿž

  • I definitely can relate. Majored in Information Systems and couldn't get an internship or job. My fault for listening to my boss. Now I have 2 master degrees and no job...yeahhhhhh

  • no i do not agree.i think if u go to university to follow your passion and learn it really good,in a way that u r different from your classmates ,there will always be people who want to work with you because of your degree.

  • Mine certainly was not Useless

  • 0:06 I SNORTED

  • cant believe lily did psychology and still turns out to be this positive person. now thats inspiring

  • When all the school degrees she mentioned are the ones you want to pursue the most.

  • Who else knew she was having a therapy session with a coffee maker before she showed it?

  • Okay, I have to say something. My Electronics Engineering degree is wasted. I see my Masters in Business and administration is at least acting like it's gonna save me.

  • A lot of degrees are useless yes like the ones she mentioned, another one is Art, what can you do with a degree in English, psychology or art? Nothing! Is a waste of money.

  • I've got a psychology degree too. So, I feel you sister! #yourfather

  • Iโ€™m in love with the old vibes

  • Almost every engineering graduate in india!

  • Your impression where you say โ€œyoโ€ sounds just like that dude who plays 2K thatโ€™s from Toronto. Now Iโ€™m convinced thatโ€™s how you all sound.

  • No hate Lilly but it takes 8-12 years of college to become a therapist--im going to college for that โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

  • So this is the video I will put on from now on when people ask me why I never went to college.