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Discussion on: In your environment, does a college degree matter?

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Gabe Mot

Romania: a faculty/college degree is not necessarily needed to get a tech job in the IT industry, because most if not all companies focus on your skill set during recruiting rather then (just) a college degree. Having a college degree helps though, because here owning a degree in a tech area (Computer Science, Automation, Electronics, Telecommunication, etc.) will make you eligible for the local "Tax exemption for IT employees", which spares IT workers the 16% income tax. This helps both the employee and employer also, by reducing the overall employee cost for the employer, thus allowing companies to more easily pay higher wages to developers who own a tech degree.