A College Degree is the Key to Higher Earnings
Benefits of a College Degree <ul><li>When it comes to finding and maintaining a job, having a college degree is one way to...
Benefits of a College Degree <ul><li>People attend college for a wide variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are person...
Solid Return on Investment <ul><li>Pursuing a college degree is an investment that can be both expensive and time consumin...
More Career Options <ul><li>Many occupations are classified as “college preferred” meaning a college degree is helpful but...
Promotion Opportunities <ul><li>Job promotions are commonly based on an individual’s quality of work, motivation and abili...
Higher Earnings Potential <ul><li>One of the most compelling reasons to pursue a college degree is the ability to earn a h...
Lower Unemployment Rates <ul><li>Individuals with college degrees are more likely to have a job than those without degrees...
Benefits of a College Degree <ul><li>There are numerous reasons to earn a college degree, the most common of which is care...
About the Author <ul><li>Jamie Lawry has written these articles on behalf of Rio Salado College, an accredited college off...
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  1. 2. A College Degree is the Key to Higher Earnings
  2. 3. Benefits of a College Degree <ul><li>When it comes to finding and maintaining a job, having a college degree is one way to gain and maintain an edge. </li></ul><ul><li>On average, individuals who earn a degree enjoy advantages—ranging from better salaries to more job opportunities—over individuals with no college education. </li></ul><ul><li>A college degree is not a guarantee that an individual will find their dream job, but a degree will help prepare the individual for career pursuits. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Benefits of a College Degree <ul><li>People attend college for a wide variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are personal, while others are universal, tied to the desire to enter an occupation or career in which a college degree is preferred or even required for employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Although it is impossible to discern an individual’s motivation for pursuing a college degree, one can be certain these degrees have quantifiable benefits including more career options, better promotion opportunities, higher earnings potential and lower unemployment rates. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Solid Return on Investment <ul><li>Pursuing a college degree is an investment that can be both expensive and time consuming. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals who earn a college degree do so expecting to see a return on their investment. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals pursuing a college degree often focus on the long-term payoffs that a college education provides. </li></ul>
  5. 6. More Career Options <ul><li>Many occupations are classified as “college preferred” meaning a college degree is helpful but not a requirement. </li></ul><ul><li>There are also a number of occupations that only individuals with college degrees can hold. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these occupations may require additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree, leading to a professional or graduate degree, as well as a license to practice. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Promotion Opportunities <ul><li>Job promotions are commonly based on an individual’s quality of work, motivation and ability to thrive in the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisors often interpret pursuing or having a college degree as a sign that an individual is motivated, serious about their future, are capable of learning and can accomplish goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisors considering individuals for promotion are likely to look more favorably on individuals who have earned a college degree. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Higher Earnings Potential <ul><li>One of the most compelling reasons to pursue a college degree is the ability to earn a higher salary. According to the United States Census Bureau, among the top 25 percent of full-time wage and salary earners in 2000, 58 percent had a college degree. </li></ul><ul><li>The median weekly earnings of workers aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree was $834, compared with $507 for workers whose highest level of educational attainment was a high school diploma or equivalent. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Lower Unemployment Rates <ul><li>Individuals with college degrees are more likely to have a job than those without degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the United States Census Bureau, the unemployment rate in 2000 was 3.5 percent for workers aged 25 and over whose highest level of educational attainment was a high school diploma, compared with less than 1 percent for those who had either a professional or doctoral degree. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Benefits of a College Degree <ul><li>There are numerous reasons to earn a college degree, the most common of which is career planning. </li></ul><ul><li>A college degree is a great asset in the workforce and individuals with a college degree will have more career options, better promotion opportunities, higher earnings and are less likely to experience unemployment. </li></ul>
  10. 11. About the Author <ul><li>Jamie Lawry has written these articles on behalf of Rio Salado College, an accredited college offering online learning and education programs. For more information about college degrees, please visit http://www.riosalado.edu/future/html/main.html. </li></ul>

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