Benefits Of Achieving A Higher Education Essay

833 Words Nov 24th, 2016 4 Pages
There are countless of benefits of achieving a higher education. One of those wonderful benefits is simply being able to find a job and staying out of the unemployment office. Per an article, the unemployment rates for a four-year college graduate, in the United States, fell from 4.7% in 2010 to 4.0% in 2012, in the meanwhile for a high school graduate, the corresponding figures were 10.3% in the year 2010 and 8.3% in 2012 (Playdon). Jobs that once required, just a high school diploma, are now vanishing, but those that are requiring post-secondary education level are on the rise. A recent Georgetown study projected that by the year 2018, around twenty-two million new jobs will be created, but will require a college degree, but around three million fewer individuals will earn a bachelor’s degree (Ghose). Even though jobs that did not require a degree are on the verge of extinction, per the study, that still does not mean that an individual without a degree lacks intelligence. Per the article "Blue-Collar Brilliance", just because a person does not possess a white-collar job, does not mean that a blue-collar worker cannot possess a high intellect, but it still does not change the fact that a degree is needed for a more successful future (Rose).

Per a recent and extensive study, completing an associate 's degree, which is a two-year degree program, was estimated to be worth nearly one-hundred-and-seventy thousand dollars higher than an individual with simply a high school…

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