Why a College Edu Is Important to Me

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A college education will always deliver a person to a career filled with lifelong learning. In today’s job market, a college education is something one must have in order to succeed. It can open doors and take people places that they would not be able to get to before. With a degree, one will have more opportunities to apply for a greater variety of jobs than someone who only has a high school diploma. People with a higher education can seek to obtain jobs with higher salaries and greater stability. A college degree can help a person to gain independence and give them the personal satisfaction of completing their degree. Having a college education is important to me because, I will have more opportunities to find a job, I will be able to obtain a job with a higher salary, and I will find greater independence and more personal satisfaction upon completing my associate’s degree. Employers seek to find the most educated and most qualified people to fill their job openings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be approximately fifty-five million vacant opportunities for people who seek to find and start their first job between 2004 and 2014. This projection predicts that out of the fifty-five million people that will enter the job market for the first time, almost fourteen million of them will be college-educated, having a bachelor’s degree or higher. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that the number of jobs that are solely filled with college graduates is rapidly increasing more quickly than all other jobs combined (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2006). With only my high school diploma, I am currently not qualified for many of the job opportunities available in today’s highly competitive job market. By completing my construction management degree, many new doors will open for me just by simply having a college education, as employers want to hire people who are amply prepared for the workforce. On average, people with a college education...
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