Utah Student Planning Guide Grades 9-12 - page 5

Top 5 Reasons to Go to College
1.
A better paying job
--On average college graduates earn as
much as 65%more than high school graduates. Most studentswant
the best paying job they can get.
2.
A more secure future
-- Statistics show that peoplewith
higher levels of education and advanced training tend to have better
job security and are less likely to be unemployed.
3.
Respect
-- Going to college and earning a certificate, a
diploma, or a degreewill help you feel better about yourself and also
help you gainmore responsibility and get promotions at work.
4.
More choices
--Most jobs today require specialized training
that you can only get in college. Thatmeans youwill need 1, 2, 4, or
more years of education and training after high school to be prepared
for jobs in your future.
5.
Be the first!
-- Are you hesitant because no one in your
family has gone to college? Start a tradition! Education and training in
college can have a positive impact on you and your entire family.
Education Pays*
Lower Unemployment … Higher Wages
*Unemployment rates and earnings for full-timewage and salaryworkers ages 25 and older, by educational attainment, 2013.
These are
averages;
rates of unemployment vary by a number of factors – including gender, geographic location, ethnicity,
industry, etc. Earnings vary by similar factors. (Yes, there are someworkers with an in-demand skill and industry-recognized
certificatewho earnmore than aworkerwith a bachelor’s degreewho is working in a declining industry.)
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