I think you might be a little slow, but I'll simplify for you.
To get a job today you need either connections or education. Lets choose education for the purpose of this example.Education requires (time, energy, money, and sacrifice) similar to a figher. To get into the best school you need to do extremely well on test. Therefore If my aspiration is to attain a certain job (lets say physical therapist) I need to take certain classes. So in the long term yes I am getting paid to take classes.