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					Why a University Education?

The world in which we live is constantly evolving. We are demanding more and more from our citizens
than ever before and in order to live up to the demands of the world we need a solid education upon
which to base our skills and knowledge. There are many alternatives available for receiving an
education these days, which is good news for those who have not yet managed to obtain a four-year
college degree. Truthfully, that degree is the difference in literally hundreds of thousands of dollars
over the course of a lifetime than not having a degree.

Four Reasons for a Four-Year Education

Money. The first reason that you should consider a university degree is the fact that it will
substantially increase your earning potential. If nothing else appeals to you, this is typically the one
reason that most people return to school after years in the work place. If you are in high school and
haven't really had to deal with the bills and burdens that many adults face it's difficult to explain how
important any edge when it comes to earning ability truly is. However, you should be aware that you
need to choose your major wisely if money is your sole motivation. Not all careers pay equally when
compare to the education required to enter them.

Insurance. This may seem like a strange term to use when discussing why you should get a university
education but this is perhaps the best insurance you can find as far as employability goes. Having a
university degree gives you a competitive edge over those who do not. In many cases you will find
that education is beginning to trump experience as employers are seeking workers with more
rounded skills rather than those with very specific skills. The modern university typically requires a
brief exposure to all kinds of information and coursework that isn't necessarily related to your major.
This provides graduates with a broader understanding of the world (at least that is the assumption).

Employability. Believe it or not, those with degrees are much more employable than those that do not
have them. There was a time when the trend was to employ those who had experience over those
who had education. That trend is rapidly evaporating as companies want employees that can fill
multiple roles more and more often. The limited exposure to certain ideas or ideals and principles
that most people receive as part of their university education makes you a more employable
candidate because you should be able to adapt and adjust, as this was required during your
educational process.

Confidence. There is nothing quite like believing in yourself. Getting a four-year education is one way
to build confidence not only on a personal level but also on a professional level. Whether or not you
realize it, this is often the best reason for pursuing a university degree. This reason, as a matter of
fact, will actually affect all of the other things I mentioned above. If you have more confidence in your
ability you will be more willing to go out there and get the job done. As a result, you will earn more
money and you will insure that you are an asset to your company by proving yourself to be just that.

Regardless of your personal reason for pursuing a university degree there are very few wrong reasons
to get your degree. Good luck in your educational pursuits. I know they will serve you well.

				
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