Education After High School

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The debate of whether or not to continue your education after high school is an issue we all will face when we reach that stage in our lives. There are many factors that play a role in this decision making process. You will have to ask yourself some very personal questions that are specific only to you. This decision is going to generate a different answer for each individual in this situation. Can I afford college? How will I pay for college? What school will I attend? What are the succession rates of graduates with my degree? Will I be better off financially furthering my education, with the knowledge of guaranteed student debt, or going directly into the field and starting my career, debt free? Let’s take a further look into some …show more content…

It is true that most companies traditionally require some kind of diploma in accounting, law, engineering, and medicine. These majors also tend to pay very well for graduates fresh out of school. So financially taking on the student loan debt in these certain situations would be well worth it. On the other hand if you are interested in the visual arts, culinary arts, or music, is a college degree worth the debt? It is not likely that you will find a job at a big company that recruits hundreds of employees. In addition, the pay in the creative markets is often polarized, meaning very successful people will earn a lot, while not-so-successful people will earn well below average. In any case, you often learn more in these fields by apprenticeship, out-of-school activities, competitions, and real jobs. In these certain situations I do not believe a high college loan payment would benefit you financially in the long run. On a personal note, since I have been with large companies for over ten years now, I feel it is well worth …show more content…

You will have to plan accordingly and layout the best way to attack getting all of your school work done, and in my current situation, school work, in addition to family and my job. “A plan is a road map that: Guides you through school to college, advises you on what to do when, Tracks your progress. When it feels impossible break it down into steps” (Lloyd Thacker, Executive Director, The Education Conservancy). In conclusion, the biggest decision of your life essentially comes down to one person, you. Despite the massive amount of outsider input and information you are going to receive, you are the only person that knows what is best for your future and what you want out of

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