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How important is a college education?

posted Jan 30, 2018, 9:51 AM by Rachel Ward

Getting a high-paying job in today’s time normally requires a college degree or post-high school education of some sort. It’s hard to get a job now that doesn’t require at least something after high school. I think college is important to attend so you can further your education in the field you wish to work in. People who attend college usually make more on average than people who don't attend, according to Southern New Hampshire University, and I can see that being reasonable on many different sides. Employers want people who know exactly what to do and to know they can trust that employee.

Southern New Hampshire University also reports that people who go to college also have less of a chance to face unemployment throughout their career. Students who choose to go through with college often find their desired careers and enjoy what they do for a living.

One of the reasons that people don’t go to college is the expense being so high. Tuition, books, and other associated expenses could put people in debt to start off their adult lives, which would have an effect on students who are not wealthy enough to afford college classes.

I think college is important, despite the cost, due to the requirements of most high-paying jobs requiring some sort of education. It is hard to find jobs that can make more than $60,000 a year, which is about the average income of a United States citizen according to College View, without any education past high school. It is an investment into your future that is worthwhile for most.


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