Studies consistently show that the more education you have, the more money you earn – and the more likely you are to remain employed. Click here for a concise visual display of this fact, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For example, the Education & Training Pay chart shows that high school graduates (with no college credits) earned on average $40,175 in 2008, and their unemployment rate in 2009 was 9.7%. Compare to those with a master’s degree: average salary was $83,371, and unemployment rate was only 3.9%.
With so many options available for you to finish your undergraduate degree or earn your graduate degree, you can find a program that suits your professional, academic, and personal needs. Good sites for beginning your research are GradSchools.com, Petersons.com, and GetEducated.com. Too busy to go back to school, you say? Many institutions, like Colorado State University Continuing Education, offer degree programs that you can complete online, at a distance, or in classrooms that meet in the evenings and on weekends.
If you have any questions about any of CSU continuing Education’s offerings, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 877-491-4336.
Note: Professional degrees – like an MD – generally require at least 6 years of college work (including at least 2 years of pre-professional training). Those with a professional degree have completed competency skills, along with theory and analysis, for a particular profession.