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					A College Degree is Nearly a Necessity

Your education is the single greatest gift you can give yourself. While
there are educational opportunities all around us, some of them come at a
greater cost than others. A college education might require a hefty
investment of time and money upfront but the pay off is much better over
time than if you used your life experiences in order to achieve the same
level of education that you can pack into 2, 4, or 5 years of an
undergraduate education on the college level.

In other words, over the course of your lifetime you are likely to pay
far less for your college education than you would pay (in earning
potential) for not having a college education. At the same time, each
level of college education you receive increases your overall earning
potential. This means that a one-year degree in a technical field will
provide a modest boost from a high school diploma when it comes to
earning potential but an associate's degree will provide an even better
boost. You will see an even more significant improvement in earning
potential when you increase from an associate's degree to a bachelor's
degree. The vast majority of students enter the work force upon
completion of a bachelor's degree. Those students, however, who remain in
school for graduate studies often, find that a master's degree even
further improves their lifetime earning potentials.

The problem for most when it comes to making the jump between degrees and
educational levels is cost. There are times in life when we simply need
to get out of school and get to work. The good news is that it is
gradually becoming easier for those with careers to further their
education without sacrificing either their careers or their family during
the process. Of course there will be some sacrifices along the way but it
isn't an all at once or nothing endeavor. You can work towards your
degree by taking online classes, night classes, and Saturday classes. The
information age has made it easier than ever before to achieve the
educational goals you need to meet in order to satisfy your dreams for
the future.

Your level of education will get your foot in the door when it comes to
certain jobs and your lack of education will limit you far more than a
lack of experience will limit you in many cases. As time grows on, more
and more companies are seeking employees that have degrees rather than
those who have experience in the field. If you hope to remain competitive
in the business world you need to arm yourself with the proper education.
Check with your company to see if they offer any sort of incentives for
employees continuing their education. You might be surprised to find that
your company offers to match your tuition funds or even completely
reimburse them if you are working towards a degree that will assist you
in your job functions.

There is no wrong reason to get an education. Even if you are applying
for a job that won't use your specific degree, you might find that having
a degree at all gives you a boost over other applicants for the same
position. A college degree is becoming more and more necessary in today's
business climate. You need to take every opportunity that is available to
you in order to get your college degree.
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