The Importance of a College Education

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The Importance of a College Education

A college education not only provides a competitive edge in the work force. It also provides financial security and changes you as an individual.
In the past, the economy of the United States was based on manufacturing. Today the economy is based on technology and has become more competitive. Today, a college education would be compared to what a high school education was forty years ago. Having a college education is becoming even more important than it has been in the past. A bachelor's degree is now becoming a minimum requirement for many jobs that previously only required a high school degree. True, a college education nowadays is expensive, however, the return on your investment can be almost certainly guaranteed. The pros of education far exceed the cons. It is important for one to have an education for one's own satisfaction, as well as better job opportunities and it is a good investment for one's future. According to the U. S. Census Bureau the earnings of a college graduate are on average $23,291 more than high school graduate. This translates to more than $900,000 in an employee’s working life. A college education makes you stronger and more confident as a person. You have the ability to choose careers more wisely and make well-judged decisions. You are more prepared for entry into the world of business and society on a whole. Going to college is a mental challenge, which makes you grow as an individual. Higher education helps you to discover a better quality of life, because you have a better understanding of what is happening in the world around you. College graduates appear more sophisticated and enlightened by the world around them. As individuals, college graduates are more satisfied and at ease with themselves. You have the chance to achieve your dreams, to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. The benefits of education are endless. The feeling of accomplishment upon receiving a college degree...
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