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Enabling through Education: How a College Degree Will Enhance Your Career

Updated on August 21, 2017

America is known as the land of opportunities. In some ways, this means that no matter what you achieve there is always something more you could be doing. As a result, it's not uncommon for people to become dissatisfied with their current level of success in life. Sometimes this instigates a change of lifestyle, sometimes it inspires someone to switch career fields, and sometimes even brings about moves across the country. If and when this time comes for individuals who don't already have a college degree, it may start them thinking about whether they should go to school. If you've given consideration to pursuing the path of education, it's important to know that there are many advantages that you'll attain by earning an education. Here are four of them



Oftentimes, people pick a career path or get married and find that domestic life is the core reality that comes to define their thoughts and actions. Yet in many cases, individuals realize that the identity they've developed due to their personal and/or professional responsibilities does not really reflect who they are or what they want to become. In some events, people actually experience a void in which they feel uncertain about who they really are.

One great way to transcend the void and generate self-knowledge is by attaining a degree. As noted in CollegeView, attaining a degree gives you an opportunity to learn more about your likes and dislikes prior to entering the labor force. Once this happens, you'll be able to make better career decisions. Specifically, you'll start seeking jobs that are comparable to your personality and proclivities!

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Another great benefit that results from attaining an education is networking opportunities. Specifically, earning the degree will ensure that you're constantly coming into contact with individuals who are working in your field or plan to do so once they graduate. In many cases, these individuals may provide you with information regarding job opportunities in your sector. They might also function as great references that you can list on your resume once you start the job hunt process.

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As numerous research studies have indicated, individuals who earn degrees will almost always make more money than those who do not. An individual who has a high school diploma will earn $1,116,600 over the course of 40 years. On the other hand, a person who attains a bachelor's degree will generate $2,048,204.

The ability to earn more money can enhance your career path in numerous ways. One is that it can provide you with greater economic freedom to take a course of action that makes you more qualified for a promotion. For example, making more money means that you may have the extra capital necessary to go back to school and attain another certification or degree.

Consciousness Expansion

One final absolutely incredible benefit that results from attaining a college degree is the consciousness expansion process that doing so entails. As many education experts have pointed out, the college experience presents students with unique challenges that typically don't transpire in high school or the general world.

These experiences help students learn to think more critically and creatively while also empowering them to effectively interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Employers understand this principle, and they are typically eager to hire this type of job candidate because individuals who have a multicultural, open-minded approach to work generally perform better!

Going to college can seem like a huge commitment. It doesn’t have to mean completely changing your way of life though. There are steps you can take to make the process easier and more doable. If you live in Colorado, for example, consider attending a local college in Colorado so you don’t have to relocate. Remember that its worth a little bit of sacrifice for the eventual benefit your degree will provide.

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