Introductory Psychology/FYS – P102
Professor Liz England
September 9, 2014
Why I’m attending College?
There are many factors that will affect a person’s life. The most important of these factors is whether or not one has a college degree. There are many reasons why obtaining a college degree has such a strong influence on one’s life. A college education can open many doors in a person’s search for a career. Like many, I have decided to attend college because I want to better myself and my life in the future.
People that have attained a college degree are hired in at a higher pay and are considered to be much more employable. This means that a college graduate would be more likely to be offered employment than another who did not attend college or did not attain a degree. With this being said, that is the main reason why I am attending college. The unemployment rate for a person with less than a high school diploma is more than three times that of a person with a college degree. Having a college degree would and will put me ahead of thousands of people that I am competing with in the job market. College will also assist in preparing a person for a career in a particular field. In a vast majority of highly specialized jobs, if one does not have a college degree, there is little to no possibility of securing a career in that chosen field. Without a college degree, I would find it quite hard to obtain and secure a blue-collar job or higher. College will give a person the tools to succeed in the field of their choice. These tools would not be available to most people who do not attend college. Another aspect that contributed to going to college is the fact that people with a college degree will earn $650,000 more over their lifetime than someone who does not have a degree. I truly believe that as a person’s level of education increases, so does their income level. Earning a higher income isn’t...
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