You may look at Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and the late Steve Jobs and say they drop out of college and still became billionaires, so why should I get a college degree?  I would respond – “Well, they are  1 in a few hundred million in talent, vision, drive, creativity, and passion.  If you think you are just like them, then stop reading this article.  You probably wouldn’t be reading this in the first place as you are too busy building the next Microsoft, Facebook, or Apple.”

For the rest of us, however college is still an essential stepping stone to our career success.   Here are the top 3 reasons to get a college degree

  1. More than double your chances in getting a job – We all know that unemployment is averaging around 10% overall in today’s market, but did you know that for those with college degrees or higher, the unemployment rate drops to 3.7%.  Those are much better odds if you want a job after school.  See the infographics below for details
  2. Delay adulthood, have fun, and build a network without trying.  If the first reason doesn’t convince you then this should.  Most people would agree that “college years are the best years of their lives.”  It’s not just about getting a degree, but it’s special time of the year to enjoy with people your own age.   People that 10 or 20 years from now can be your customers, bosses, colleagues, but in college they are your roommates, drinking buddies etc..  That kind of bond can last a life time and help you in your career.   Sure it can get expensive, but there are all kinds of loans, scholarships out there + parents and grandparents who are only too happy to send you to college.  So don’t rush into the working world too soon.  Enjoy a few more years of school life as you will remember it and use the network you build there for the rest of your career.
  3. Prepare you for a much wider range of career opportunities.  Sure without a college degree, you could earn $77Ka year as a nuclear reactor operator in Tennessee but do you really want to do that for the rest of your life even if you get that job?  Think of all the health hazards to you on top it.  This infographics below list 10 jobs that you could potentialyl get without a collage degree, but I can tell you that with one, you will have access to hundred of thousands of career opportunities and have the option to change your careers in your life time as college give you a strong foundation for any career.

Best wishes to your decision and your career success!

Lei

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Special thanks to www.job-applications.com for sharing this infographic.

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