Why College Education is Important to Me
College education is important because I feel it will allow me to have a successful future in my current career and will provide financial stability for my family. Unlike in the past, today having more than a diploma is required to get a decent job that does not make minimum wage. High school graduates today are unable to obtain the number of high-paying jobs that were once available, and will get passed for an employment oppurtunity rather than an individual who is a new graduate with a college degree.
As a mother I want to provide a better life for my family and to be a good role model for my child. When she was five, I asked her "What do you want to be when you grow up." She said, "I want to work at Wal-Mart." Now if you ask her she says she wants to do hair. I want to show her if that is what she wants to do, after hair school she can go to college and major in buisness and end up owning a salon. Malcom X said "Education is our passport to the future. For tomorrow, belongs to people who prepare for today." In order for her or myself to have a brighter future I need a college education so that I may aquire a better job, promotion or increase in pay.
Getting a college education is more than just allowing us a way to make a better living. John Adams said "There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. "Education and knowledge help us in our everyday lives. Currently, I have been a medical secretary on a hospital unit for the seven years. I am furthering my education so I can get my foot in the door to be a supervisor, office manager, or administrator since I have been in the medical field for over eight years. As I get older I realize I want a career rather than just a job. My plan is not to stop at just an associate's degree but to also get a bachelor's degree. I would like to be as successful in my career and life as I can be.
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