No body denies the importance of education, not only to get a job, but rather to have highly functioning and viable societies, businesses and governments and a better live with respect and dignity. However, I also belief that too much emphasis is placed on a degree with little regard to whether or not the degree applies to the job and with no regard to business experience in a given area or industry seems not fair.
I know of individuals who landed a job because they had a degree even though the degree was in a completely unrelated area. For example, a man was hired to work in a factory because he had a BA and no one even cared that it was in Art or History.
However, education is important for both men and women, because it can help people to get a better job and live a better life with huge luxuries and guide the people for a better and comprehensive way of living, and as the graph demonstrates the higher the degree the better the pay, most likely.
On the other hand, working practically and give what the organization really wants is also the most important point rather than degree. Not only is a good education important for a good job and a good salary, and knowledge also makes people competent and helps them make wise decisions in their professional and social lives. Thus education is the only key that lets you enter in to a real world, full of pleasure, and success. Therefore, I strongly belief that giving a good education does secure a bright career along with a purposeful live.