Is college worth it? Bladen Berge When i think of a college education i think about job opportunities and see what kind of future you want. But is college actually worth it? Many people that do get a college education think it’s the only way to succeed but many high school graduates succeed without a college education.
Going to college makes it easier to find a job and a great paying one at that. A lot of people think that college is just high school continued, but it’s not. College opens doors that high school doesn’t. It can change, and shape one in ways that might not be imaginable. That little piece of paper called a diploma proves to the world and to an employer that one is willing to take the time to devote to their life and work.
College gives you the foundation to adapt to changing business conditions throughout your life, so you won't get left behind. Another plus: If laid off, you're likely to find re-employment faster. Economists say higher education comes with an earnings premium. What does that mean? For employers, a degree or certificate means greater expertise,
For many people, college is an important key for their future. Some people go to college for the job opportunities and the new windows it can open. Others go just for the education and experience. A good education is beneficial from many different viewpoints; in truth, it is a possibility that one's adult life could be much harder than people care to think. One can have better wealth, is less likely to be unemployed, and a much higher chance of being closer to your family.
High school graduates are starting to feel that they must go to college. Students are consistently being bombarded with different ideas of what to do after high school, most of which require some type of schooling or degree. Instructors and counselors commonly persuade students to think that we only have one option to be successful with a college degree. College might not be for everyone! From my research, I found many articles on reasons why people go to college, reasons they do not go to college, and statistics on going and not going to college.
College also helps you improve your decision making, communication, and analytical skills. Businesses want to hire people who who know how to think critically and solve problems. Many college graduates believe that they discovered themselves in their year on campus. I agree that you should go to college. If you want to succeed in life, have higher income, have good health, good social skills, then you should consider going to college.
Many jobs require the knowledge and the training that a college can provide; if you want to go into a medical profession, you would have to learn about the medical technologies and the language to become at least become an intern, then become a doctor. With a degree, many opportunities become much more accessible than if you just had a high school diploma. Getting an education is much more valuable for your future than going straight into the workforce. Peter Thiel, a co-founder of paypal, offered “24 winners of this Thiel fellowship $100,000 not to attend college for two years and to develop business ideas instead. ”(Source E).
When acquiring a college degree you benefit greatly. The pay you get at any job will be raised if you have worked for a college degree, some jobs won’t even look at your resume if you don’t have a degree. Many people chose not to go to college, but roughly about 1/3 of high school students continue their education at college. Overall you get a higher job satisfaction if you have snagged a college degree. I would much rather be looked up to, rather than looking up to someone who has continued their education.
A college education has higher benefits in the long run for further advanced and higher paying jobs. People think no matter what the education gives them it is not worth the cost. However, a large amount of graduates of college stated it treated them well, taught them more and college was worth their time (Pew Social and Demographic Trends). Obtaining education can be challenging, but it is worth all the labored work with the reward of money
College tuitions is worth the cost. Mary C. Daly, vice president of Federal Reserve Bank said “that overwhelming evidence that a bachelor’s degree gives people a financial leg up”. Which means that if you go to college you have more of a chance getting the job you want verse not going to college and not getting the job you want. Peter Cappelli a management professor at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School said “students on average earn more money that people who stopped their education after high school”. Tuitions is not all we need to worry about if you can get a college scholarship in almost anything you put your mind to help pay for college.
College isn't for everyone, but despite the fact it gives you freedom and many advantages in life it might actually be worthwhile. College gives you many opportunities. College grads have higher employment rates, bigger salaries, and more work benefits than the average high school graduate. Studies show after college, graduates are more likely to have health insurance and employment plans, within 70% have access to it.
Attending a community college makes so much sense. Community college is so much cheaper. You can work your way through school and graduate after two years with no debt. A community college is a great opportunity to show off what you can do and be the best you can be. Some colleges have the best professors. They work with you not against you. College gives you an opportunity to work, get volunteer experiences and even internships. It can give you a new sense of independence and self-worth. College is much easier because the work load is less stressful. You can relax and enjoy learning. The class sizes are very smaller and you’ll be able to interact more with your professors. Colleges tend to be more directly career-oriented than some universities.
This includes helping you get accustomed to the workload you will have in the career because sometimes you will have to stay up late to finish work and study. College will also give you exposure to special and expensive labs and technologies. It also gives you the basic information you need to know and understand. Without a higher education, I would not have those same resources.