Benefits Of Being Discouraged From Attending College Essay

977 Words Oct 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Although there are many jobs around the United States that offer more or less pay depending on different factors, a degree can benefit a person financially. According to a paper by David Leonhardt, a managing editor of the New York Times website, new data from the Labor Department statistics claims, “Americans with four-year college degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree. That’s up to 89 percent five years earlier, 85 percent a decade earlier and 64 percent in the early 1980s” (Leonhardt). Leonhardt’s point is that the amount of money we secure from a four year degree continues to increase rapidly as the years go by which is advantageous information to those who are unsure about going to college or who are unassertive of the degree they want to select. Being discouraged from attending college will not stop my necessity to experience what many were able to successfully go through and it is just another step towards the many years ahead that I look forward to.
In addition to benefitting people financially, a college education is significant for our personal growth and can allow us to form a career. I interviewed my aunt who went to college after high school but did not finish her degree and instead spent twenty years out of school while working part time jobs. She had decided that going back would allow her to finish what she had started and she followed her instinct of reaching for a better lifestyle. As a result, she became…

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