Career Change: Should you pursue your education?admin
Do you have a job that is like a dead end, where there are few, if any, opportunities for promotion?
If this is your case, there are still opportunities to make a career transition to pursue the job you’ve always wanted. If you want a career change, you might have to attain more educational advancement. Whether you just improve your skills or want a better, higher paying job, continuing education can be pursued at anytime during one’s working life.
This has been verified by research, which finds that students in continuing education programs are usually older adults or working professionals.
According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, demand for continuing education for adults aged 35 or older should grow by 7 percent until 2016.
The following are the benefits that can be achieved from obtaining more education:
– Those with jobs who obtain graduate degrees improve promotion opportunities and can qualify for higher wages. It is often required to complete specialized training to quality for certain jobs, such as management or administration positions.
– Obtaining additional education can also increase one’s marketability in the job market.
– Continuing education is the way to develop new skills or knowledge necessary for a career transition.
– Continuing education is a great way to learn about subjects of personal interest. Courses taken do not necessarily have to be related to an individual’s job.
– Obtaining more education can improve one’s image in family or social circles.
– Some people enroll in college because they love learning, while some do so to qualify for certain jobs. However, many people think they cannot pursue more education in college because they must keep their full-time jobs. Working professionals wanting to keep their jobs but obtain more education can enroll in online continuing education programs.
People can return to school at any age. In fact, lots of older adults and working professionals never stop in taking advantage of the opportunities provided by returning to college or earning additional degrees.