This states that people who have a bachelor's degree make on average, more money than people who do not have the degree. These are so reasons how people make more money when they go to college then if they were not to go. Obtaining a college degree will promote gaining a better job. In 2015, 6.2% of college graduates were underemployed (insufficient work), compared to 12.9% of high school-only graduates and 18.7% of people without a high school diploma(Is a college). This goes to show that people that do not go to
Chapter One in the book Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell appeared in the November 18th, 2008. Gladwell introduces to the idea of how successful people or outliers aren’t just naturally born or have worked harder than average people. Gladwell points out the fact that people who are born between January to April has better chance and advantage of becoming more successful in life because of the “cutoff dates” that our society have created. Gladwell argues that the cutoff dates in sports or education puts people who are born later in the year into disadvantage situation due to difference in physical maturity. Gladwell also added on that, by separating kids based on their ability at a young age gives better opportunity to kids who had more time to
A college degree is now the minimum ticket to get in the door to any white-collar job. Now you have to compete with large numbers of applicants for fewer number of jobs. Likewise, the value of the high school diploma has dropped. There is a big gap between an annual earning and unemployment rate of college graduates and high school graduates. High school graduates are doing even worse financially.
People will earn more money. It 's no secret that college Graduates earn higher salaries than non-Graduates, and this increased likelihood of employment in better paying jobs, college Graduates are less likely to live in poverty (Hickey). A bachelor’s degree graduate earns $17,500 more per year than a high school graduate and $15,500 more than a student with any college or a two-year degree. The wage gap between college and high school graduates’ salaries is growing from previous generations. Despite the recent recession, college graduates are more likely to be employed than their less educated peers.
The increasing rate in which students are dropping out of college is alarming, because it will affect our society in the long term, as the students of today are the employees of tomorrow. Governments need to address this issue, because everyone’s future lies in the hands of teenagers. They need to find a solution to the increased prices in colleges relative to people’s earnings. Years ago, attending college may have been only for the people who were well off, but today having a bachelors degree holds the same value as a high school certificate did years ago. Teenagers’ aswell need to understand that attaining a bachelor’s degree is key for getting a well-paid job later on.
I believe this shows an ever-changing culture as I’m sure these statistics were different 15-20 years ago. This can be due to several reasons, such as cultural changes like the cost of living increasing. It could also be due to more jobs demanding higher education from
“On average, college graduates make significantly more money over their lifetime than those without a degree… What gets less attention is the fact that not all college degrees or college graduates are equal.”(pg.208 para. 1) Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill are senior researchers at Brookings’ Center on Children and Families, Sawhill is also a senior fellow in economics study at Brookings’. Owen and Sawhill authored the essay, “Should everyone go to College?” The authors use a wide variety of rhetorical devices in the essay, including ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade their audience to take another look at whether college is the right choice for them. Throughout the essay, the authors keep a neutral tone so that they come across as non-biased,
Becker and Murphy depict a graph that shows the correlation between higher education and higher income. This chart shows that over the course of 30 years (1970 to 2005) the percentage of people who graduated college are making noticeably more than people who stopped their education after high school. “In recent years, a person with a college education earned roughly 70 percent more” (Becker and Murphy, 582-583). Becker and Murphy also stated that, “the labor market is placing a greater emphasis on education, dispensing rapidly rising rewards to those who stay in school the longest” (583). Knowing these “rewards” are to come from furthering ones education, the desire to go to college has encouraged people to study longer in an attempt to achieve “a stable, middle-class lifestyle… which they can focus on saving money for the future…” (King, 611).
There are many potential benefits and pitfalls of these social and biological changes that are occurring in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Many examples come from the essays, “The Limits of Friendship”, “What Is It about 20-Somethings?”, and “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era.” All three authors describe these social and biological changes in different ways. In some ways, Restak, Henig, and Konnikova have similarities in their essays. Richard Restak examines the way the human brain responds to modern technology, claiming that “[t]his technologically driven change in the brain is the biggest modification in the last 200,000 years (when the brain volume of Homo sapiens reached the modern level)” (373). Restak says our brains responds to all sorts of technology around us like laptops, tablets, phones, and email.
Opening: Hi, I am Brien and today, I am going to prove to you that getting a college degree is worth it. For example, people with college degrees earn a significant amount of money more than people with a high school diploma. According to US News, Among millennials ages 25 to 32, median annual earnings for full-time working college-degree holders are $17,500 greater than for those with high school diplomas this shows the wage difference between people who are college graduates, and people with high school diplomas, and it proves the point that you should go to college. And that a high school diploma will not be enough. Secondly, college graduates have a higher chance of getting a job and earn much more money than those who don’t go to college.
The effects of structural changes in the economy and wage competition from foreign workers were already noticeable over a quarter of a century ago. See Abner J. Mikva, The Changing Role of the Wagner Act in the American Labor Movement, 38 STAN. L. REV. 1131-–32 (1986). Bednarek, supra note 246, at 217 (stating that structural changes resulting from globalization usher in a more flexible workforce with reduced labor regulations and costs that ultimately devalue labor).
“We have, for example, more than 100,000 janitors with college degrees, and 16,000 degree-holding parking lot attendants,” (Vedder 78). Upon the matter, in the article, “Actually, College Is Very Much Worth It,” Andrew J. Rotherman writes, “Jobs for recent grads are harder to find, and salaries are lower, but that won’t last forever,” (Rotherham 79). The thing about college is that it takes time, and with time comes change. The economy is getting better, and by the end of one’s college career a job will open up with a position he or she is entitled
Getting a proper college education will also lead to you earning more money in your profession. “Adults who graduated from a four-year college believe that, on average, they are earning $20,000 more a year as a result of having gotten that degree. (Source F). According to the U.S Census Bureau, college graduates with a bachelor’s degree make an average salary of $51,206 per year and graduates with an advanced degree make an average salary of $74,602 per year. Non-college graduates make an average salary of $27,915 per year, which is significantly lower than the amount college graduates earn with any degree.
For starters, college graduates earn much more money than those with a high school diploma as their highest level of education. According to the article “New School Year, Old Story,” college graduates earned an average of $415 more per week than high school graduates with no college degree (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Also, they earn about 63% more in hourly wages (Five Ways Ed Pays). Finally, as stated in “Actually, College Is Very Much Worth It,” the median weekly earnings of a college graduate are $1038 (Rotherham 80). College
“As college students head back to the classroom this semester, a harsh reality confronts them - the rewards for the time, energy, and money that young people put into college are less than they were a decade ago”(Source C). Young college graduates have seen wages, deteriorate. This lack of wage growth has been surprising to those who have read about the ast unfilled need for college graduates. After gains in the 1980s and 1990s, hourly wages for young college graduated in 2000 decreases. For young college-educated men in 2000 hourly wages were $22.75, but almost dropped a full dollar $21.77 by 2010.