What makes higher education important

Having an education is important because it affects future career possibilities. A lot of jobs require at least a high school diploma, but most careers require some type of higher education that contains some kind of knowledge and experience in a specific field.

There is a misconception that if you don’t go to college, then you’re not going to be successful. Well college does not guarantee success, but let’s look at an alternative; trade school.

Trade school serves as an alternative to those who desire to learn a trade, but do not want to go to a four year college.

Also, higher education builds character and tends to have a person become more responsible as they deal with a lot of issues at the same.

Someone attending a higher education institution can get a feel of what the real world is like. It prepares a person mentally as it challenges and grows a person. Someone may do personal growth during college.

A person would learn to become more independent, for example dealing with obstacles like administration giving students the run around would teach students how to get things done when necessary.

Higher Institutions also serve as the foundation of someone getting to know their craft, and what he/she wants to do in life.

After graduating high school, people have a sense of what they want to do but when they do get some experience with it they tend to change their minds about it. Life is too short to reaching one’s potential.

Higher education is important, but without it what are we?

Higher education improves an individual’s quality of life. Studies show that, compared to high school graduates, college graduates have longer life spans, better access to health care, better dietary and health practices, greater economic stability and security, more prestigious employment and greater job satisfaction, less dependency on government assistance, greater knowledge of government, greater community service and leadership, more volunteer work, more -self-confidence, and less criminal activity and incarceration.

Source :

The Herald

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