Career/Work Comparison

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Career/work comparison of College graduates and High School graduates

“Our children are our future!” most people say. All of us have heard this statement before since we were little kids, but are kids really our future or is it just a stereotype passed on through generations? They should be having fun but at the same time, parents should also look after them and guide them to be prepared for the challenges of the real world when looking for a good job. Nowadays, kids choose to stay home and play video games, or on the other hand, they would prioritize their job more than their education because they think they can support themselves with their money; however, we should not tolerate that; it is not worth achieving to carry on in the field with
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As the job competition gets higher, it is very practical nowadays to attain a college degree in order to find a well-deserving job. According to my research “In 2012, 64 percent of young adults ages 25–34 who were in the labor force worked full time, year round (worked 35 or more hours per week for 50 or more weeks per year). The percentage of young adults working full time, year round was generally higher for those with higher levels of educational attainment. For example, 73 percent of young adults with a bachelor’s degree worked full time, year round in 2012, compared with 60 percent of young adult high school completers (those with a high school diploma or its equivalent)”. Based on the research, demands are higher for college graduates. The reason why is simply because a person with a higher educational attainment has better skills and has more knowledge as compared …show more content…
82%) and significantly less likely to be unemployed (3.8% vs. 12.2%).” It is very important to see the facts before making your choices for a career. Going to college usually takes about 2 to 4 years to finish, and many are discouraged by how expensive it is paying up the tuition fees, but, going to college is a worthy investment. Unlike the interim possessions we have like our parent’s wealth, houses, cars, and lands, A College Degree nails itself permanently on your resume, and it’s the level of its recognition does not decrease. Once you obtain it, it is forever in your name. So, despite, counting the years of paying up student loans, you cannot count the years on how long your degree would be recognized by employers, thus, it would constantly let a degree holder stay on a certain rate of unemployment, while, the value of high school diplomas on the job market declines as pewsocialtrends.org explains “The explanation for this puzzling finding lies in another major economic trend reshaping the economic landscape: The dramatic decline in the value of a high school education. While earnings of those with a college degree rose, the typical high school graduate’s earnings fell by more than $3,000, from $31,384 in 1965 to $28,000 in 2013. This decline, the Pew Research analysis found, has been large enough to nearly offset the gains

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