We have two types of people; Learned and Educated people, which one do you think counts? I would definitely say an educated person is far much better than a learned person. Just to expound on it a bit, educated people work with their brains, while learned people need manuals to be able to work that's the short explanation. Education is important for everyone because that is what will enable you to interact with people around you. Experience is important too to have because it elevates you to a higher rank. I would go for education because that can take you to greater heights without even the experience. You are able to do different things, at whatever level because you will maneuver around and eventually find your way, it does not limit you. Unlike experience, this will limit you because you are striving to get to the highest position in a certain department, so it gets you stuck in one position which does not expose you.