Editorial: "Job Qualification" Fun Facts

Updated: Feb 8

Did you know that you're eligible to apply for a job requiring a Bachelor's or Master's degree even if you don't have those degrees yet?

Most institutions list job descriptions requiring a Bachelors/Masters degree "or equivalent training," which (in the U.S.) allows for the following "equivalency" calculations


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"One year of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.... One additional year of relevant experience may be substituted for a graduate degree."

This means:

If a position requires a Bachelors degree:

  • If you have 0 college credits completed, 4 years of relevant experience can serve as a substitute for the degree requirement.

  • If you have completed a 2-year Associates Degree, 2 additional years of relevant experience can serve as a substitute for the degree requirement.


If a position requires a Masters degree:

  • If you have 0 college credits completed, 5 years of relevant experience can serve as a substitute for the degree requirement.

  • If you have completed a 2-year Associates Degree, 3 additional years of relevant experience can serve as a substitute for the degree requirement.

  • If you have completed a 4-year Bachelors Degree, 1 additional years of relevant experience can serve as a substitute for the degree requirement.

Note for Higher Academic Requirement: Jobs requiring a higher, "terminal" degree (i.e., MBA, MFA, EdD, PhD, JD, etc.) are not necessarily subject to compliance with this rule since they require very specific levels of training and experience (but it never hurts to ask if your training and experience make you eligible for a specific position if you have a distinctive amount of training and experience).

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