It is no secret that an education in America is getting more expensive by the day, and the question that is growing increasingly loud in the mind of many
young students is that of “is it worth it?” It is a multi-pronged question that will differ from person to person, but we can say with absolute clarity that
college is definitely always worth it.
Your mileage will definitely vary throughout the college experience, and some professions are better suited than others. To become a doctor, you will require
a specialized level of training that only a college education can provide. Other professions, such as a dramatic performer, may be more experience than
education based – but even so, grasping the basics of a core education will never do you wrong.
With tuition costs rising astronomically, many potential students are worried that going to school may just put them in debt for the rest of their lives.
Fortunately, many scholarships and grants are still available for first-timers (and even those coming back to school), and most colleges have a dedicated
branch that is there to help you navigate the paperwork.
Potential employers will never look upon further education as a bad thing – it is both a powerful resume bolster and a tool to increase your own knowledge
base. And especially if you have already begun, you might as well stick it out. College graduates still make 84% more over a lifetime than the average high
school graduate, and their chances of acquiring a job in their chosen field are that much higher.
As the economy grows increasingly tighter, sticking it out in your major, or even perhaps changing majors, can prove to be a very useful tool as you
prepare for your foray out into the modern world. And even though you may spiral down into a vortex of student debt at some point, there are programs out
there to help just in case you do not quite end up making the money you were expecting.
That does, of course, bring up a point worth noting: While college can be a powerful tool, it is only as useful as the hands that use it. Proper research
into your field of study is important, and you ca not just choose any path and bushwhack your way into it. Find out what jobs are in demand in your area, or
where you plan to move, before picking out a major, and do your research. Keep that in mind, and you will have a great chance at success.