The Values Of Education: The Benefits Of College Education

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A student graduates from college and in ten years is forced to work a low-paying job that has nothing to do with their major just to pay off their college debt. Now imagine an alternate scenario where the student took into consideration every aspect of their future and goals before deciding what to do about college. Now, in ten years, this person is doing a job they love and not utterly overwhelmed with the debt they have. It is crucial to get some education, but the type of education and how much one spends on that schooling can determine the rest of a student’s life. College education is worth a cost, but it is not always necessary for that amount to be immense. Getting a college education can benefit one monetarily. For instance, …show more content…
“A car mechanics’ trade association reports that repair shops have seen their business jump significantly in the current recession: people aren’t buying new cars; they are fixing the ones they have,” (Crawford). Being a car mechanic does not require going to a college or university, trade school or an apprenticeship will suffice. Someone has to be able to fix cars. If everyone decided to go to college because it was the most beneficial choice, no one will be there to help when a car breaks down. Even when the economy is bad, people who have a job in a trade will be relatively secure because customers will still need item fixed for them. People who go to trade school and have jobs that require being done in person are more secure against outsourcing to foreign countries (Crawford). A person who is in India might be able to give advice on how to fix a computer, but they cannot physically fix someone’s car or plumbing. This gives people with hands-on professions very high job security, because not only will they not have much competition, but their skill will always be needed. Trade professionals, therefore, can almost certainly fair better in a recession then their white-collar counterparts, who get laid off and struggle to make ends …show more content…
“Even the least lucrative engineering generated a 20-year return of almost $500,000” (“Is College Worth It?”). Considering the huge return a student is able to aquire with an engineering degree, it would be intelligent to spend more money on the education because that money will be made back eventually. Any engineering degree will prepare the student to be successful in their career, no matter what college they get their degree from. For computer game design the DFC Intelligent believes its market will expand to twenty-eight billion by 2017 (Gandel and Haynie). With the extremely optimistic job market for students in computer game design, getting a degree in this major from any college or university would be a very wise contribution to one’s future. Getting an education to prepare one for a career in a game design secures the student a career in a growing market that is in demand. One must consider the market for their future major when deciding how much they are willing to spend on their education: not doing so can be detrimental in the future when the students cannot pay off their debts because they are not making as much as they

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