There are many reasons on why continuing your education is important. More money, a different life, etc. Each person has their own motivations. Below is a list of 10 of those reasons to continue your education.
1. Be more qualified. Although not all jobs require a degree, employers are looking for the most qualified candidate, so be that person.
2. Make more money. On average, over a lifetime of earnings, college graduates earn almost a million dollars more than their high school counterparts.
3. Demonstrate success. Today’s jobs are more sophisticated and employers are expecting more with respect to skill, complexity, and specialization.
4. Gain a competitive edge. As more people continue their education, the competition for high paying, stable jobs will increase. Experience combined with education demonstrates to employers your motivation and drive to succeed.
5. Secure your future. People with higher levels of education tend to have better job security—and any credential you earn stays with you for life.
6. A better lifestyle. If a job ceiling is holding you back, a degree will help you push through and separate you from the status quo.
7. Gain confidence. College level experiences provide exposure to a variety of topics and through-leaders that will help you expand your horizons.
8. Improve your social network. College gives a club, so to speak, where you can network with similar people, virtually or in person.
9. Improve your discipline. Those with higher levels of education are more focused and get things done. Just what employers are looking for.
10. Improve your business network. Take advantage of CHCP’s relationships with hundreds of providers in the medical field to help you advance your career.
*Adapted from 51 Reasons You Should Go Back to College, by David K. Moldoff, Founder of AcademyOne