Course many career fields that are not dead ends do have experienced education creep. When I was a young june bug in the Infantry, PSGs didn't have college, now almost all have a 4 year degree and it does count for promotion.
You started in '94 as a what?
My Brother in law started programming in the mid 70's with NO degree- try doing that today. Today anyone with less than a 4 year degree had better know the boss REAL well. He has since gone on to earn a PHD, but he does have ambition and a love of his career field and sucking up knowledge- yeah he is a super nerd.
Today is different, I'd say most career paths that are not dull dead enders have a place for a Master's Degree. The 'stigma' of being over educated for a professional job requiring at least a 4 year degree is mostly in the minds of the mediocre pack rats. What hurts a Master's Degree beginner is a job market flooded with out of work experienced job seekers, not some made-up excuse of cost to train and then not retain.
Experience does count, but once you leave the glorified high school level jobs, education is important.
To choose their own government can only:
1. Mentally healthy menfolk, have no criminal records, reached the end of his military service, married to a woman and have at least 2 children. At the age of 27 to 70 years old. Having personal property and regularly paying taxes.
2. Widows of these men who have joint children, are entitled to a half vote.
(c)When the government chooses the crowd, this is not democracy, and mob rule.
The only people that should be allowed to vote are those that contribute to the function of the state. Those that take from it or are paid by the state should not be allowed to influence events, for, afterall, they are going to vote for that block that favors their dependence.
Black Lives matter. Until you multiply them by the speed of light squared, then Black Lives energy.