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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go Back to School

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Adult Education

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go Back to School

Why you should go back to school

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Today’s employers are more focused on skills and education than ever before.  Maybe it’s because of the amount of applications they have to choose from or the technical requirements of the job/field or maybe they are tired of hiring people with no technical skills or training and “hoping” that they work out. Regardless of the reason, it’s a fact that employers are more likely to hire people that have proven their desire to advance their skill set and education by going back to school.  So here are our top 5 reasons why you should go back to school:

Higher Earning Potential

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (see chart below), the median weekly earnings in 2012 for those with a Bachelor’s Degree was $1,066.00.  Compare that to the median weekly salary of someone with just a high school diploma, which is $652.00. Can you see the financial benefit of returning to school now?

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go Back to School

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Earning Potential by Education Level

Lower Risk of Unemployment

Again, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (see chart above), unemployment rates in 2012 for those without any college at all was 8.3%.  Conversely, those with a Bachelor’s Degree enjoyed a much lower unemployment rate of 4.5%.  Obviously the more education you receive, the lower the risk of being unemployed!

More Career Opportunities

Having a college education opens doors to new career fields that you might actually enjoy.  Without a college education you could be limited to much more general, non-technical or service related jobs where the pay is lower, advancement is slower and job satisfaction and enjoyment might also be lower.  With a college education, more career choices are available.

A Better Future for Them

Not only does having a college education open career opportunities for you and raise your income level, it also sets a great example for your children.  Let’s face it…we all want better for our children than we had it right?  More opportunities, more income, a higher comfort level and standard of living is all possible for them; if we set the example and show them how to get it!

Online Classes make it Easy and Convenient

Today’s college life is much more flexible than that of our parents.  It used to be that if you wanted to go back to school you had to quit your job and go to school during the days or maybe you could have taken some night classes at the local community college.  Those days are long gone!  The internet and the use of personal computers have made it possible to attend class anytime, anywhere you want.  It’s never been easier to earn a college degree without having to sit in a classroom or lecture hall for 100% of your classes.

We hope you enjoyed this article on the “top 5 reasons why you should go back to school “.  At Centura College we offer both Online Classes and Flex Learning Classes.  Contact us today to learn more about our education opportunities for working adults or to apply for admission. Contact us today by visiting our Centura College Website.  You can also learn more about Centura College at our Consumer Information Disclosure page, Your right to know.

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SOURCES:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections- from  http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm (visited 8/28/2013)
 

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