Why it is More Important than Ever to Have a College Degree

Some students may not try to get a college degree.

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We are all human, and many of us tend to see the glass half-empty. Students get stressed when they graduate high school because they think they won’t be able to find a good job after finishing college. The pressure, which they get from a young age, makes them want to find a job as soon as possible. However, it’s more important than ever to get a college degree, rather than finding work immediately.

Many jobs require you to have a college degree.

Around 66% of U.S. jobs require some type of college degree in order to qualify for the position. That statistic certainly makes you think twice about not getting a college education. Many businesses and companies receive thousands of applications a year from recently graduated students who want to work for them.

Finding a job without a degree can be hard.

By having a college degree, you multiply your job opportunities. Again, looking at the statistics, there are almost twice the amount of jobs that require a college degree compared to just a high school degree.

Who else is affected?

Not having a college degree affects more than just your own life. It also potentially damages your country and family’s life. Unfortunately, many jobs that require just a high school degree also pay minimum wage and don’t offer many benefits, such as good health insurance.

A country becomes better and greater because of the people who live in it and take care of what’s going on within it. A country with educated people can provide everyone else with better infrastructure, laws, and systems, ultimately benefiting a country’s and its people’s futures. So keep studying, trying, graduate, and get a degree. It’s more important than ever.

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