Pros And Cons Of Higher Education Essay

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It is argued whether getting a higher education provides a person more economic opportunity or not. Evidently as the years go on, employers are looking for people who have some type of college degree. Many claim not all students are fit to pursue a college degree and still can become successful without one. They may even say that some college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed while in debt. Although this is true, obtaining a higher education does allow a person to have better employment opportunities in comparison to those who do not. Though the college graduate employment rate is a bit high, even more so is the lower education rate. A college degree also provides several benefits such as: the ability to be productive members …show more content…
In fact, “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 30 projected fastest growing jobs between 2010 and 2020, five do not require a high school diploma, nine require a high school diploma, four require an associate 's degree, six require a bachelor 's degree, and six require graduate degrees” (Pros and Cons). It seems as if there are more jobs for those with a lower education than for those who have a bachelor’s degree. However, it is stated that, “In 2007 people with a bachelor 's degree earned an average $57,181, or 63 percent more than those with some college or an associate 's degree and 83 percent more than those with only a high-school diploma” (Billitteri). Although there may be more jobs that require little education, the amount of money made is significantly less. In addition, a good number of high paying jobs require at least an associate’s degree. For example, aerospace engineering and operations technicians’ education requirement is an associates degree. Their median annual wage is $61,530. Similarly, web developers’ have the same education requirement with a median annual wage of $62,500. If students do not want to strive for a bachelor’s, a two-year associate’s degree can result in a high-paying job as

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