How Important is Your Educational Background for the Future of your Career?

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Starting a career is scary for one main reason: It’s difficult to predict where today’s competitive workforce will take you.

Nowadays, it seems like everyone’s got a degree for something. So does having a good educational background really improve the quality of your career?

Did degrees used to have more clout?

Degrees are more important now than ever before. Since so many people obtain a degree prior to entering the workforce, employers are less likely to consider those without good education. Though gaining job experience is important, having a degree will put you ahead of the candidates who don’t.

Do more people get better grades now?

With the increase in job competition, people strive to achieve the best grades. Getting better grades helps individuals stand out from the other candidates.

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What are the longer-term prospects for graduates?

Graduates often get long-term jobs in their field of study. Sure, without a degree you can get a job, but why waste your time in a mediocre occupation rather than living out your full potential? Though graduates typically start at the bottom of their field’s ladder and work their way up to the career they want, having an education provides stronger roots in doing so, putting them one step ahead of the competition.

It is believed that certain careers have no use for a degree. Although policing falls under this category, Mark Bond, an assistant professor of criminal justice at American Military University suggests that with the advancements of technology, college or university education is highly recommended to increase the graduate’s chances of obtaining a position and improve the quality of their career.

It is critical for teenagers and young adults to thoroughly consider achieving higher education, regardless of the career path they want to take. It’s important to understand the many reasons why students underperform so you can prepare your child to succeed.

Unfortunately, students tend to rush through their lives with excuses not to obtain the most beneficial level of education. They tell themselves that their grades aren’t good enough, or they don’t know what career they want. In reality, achieving good grades is not far out of reach. For easy and practical tips on how to do so, click here.

Which graduates have the best chances of getting a job?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, graduates of computer science or business programs have the best chance of finding employment after graduation. With the ever-increasing integration of technology in our world, it makes sense that computer science would be the most in-demand occupation!

What careers are most commonly pursued?

Students most commonly pursue business careers, as they can lead to a variety of paths. However, the students achieving business degrees have to put in hard work to be successful in their field; something not every student knows how to do.

How will your child succeed achieve success in their education and career?

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A 50-something year old lifestyle, career, and education blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Years of experience in the office setting working with others and still loving it year-after-year.

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