Studying is never trouble-free and straightforward.
You have to burn the midnight oil to prepare for non-stop recitations, exams, and outputs.
Sometimes, you won’t have enough time to spend to your family and friends to meet deadlines.
You won’t play your favorite video games or watch the latest thriller movies on weekends.
That’s disappointing. But all of your sacrifices and efforts will not go to waste. Trust me!
All of them will pay off when you finally be in the work setting.
Many people would think that studying would just be a waste of time. But think again. Having a college or post-baccalaureate degree is a good investment you can reap in the future.
Below are some of the benefits of having a good education:
Less Stressful Career Entry
Imagine you are an employer. Who would you choose between an applicant with a related degree and those who do not have?
Admit it or not, you would trust the one with a degree. Although they may not have prior working experience, they already have ideas about a vacant position.
So, applicants without relevant credentials would have a hard time achieving their dreams.
Today, the competition is tougher than ever before. Even if you have a baccalaureate degree, do not be contented with that.
Strive to pursue a continuing professional education. Take an MA or Ph.D. as soon as you graduate. Yes, it requires a thousand dollars. But it is worth it.
Support Your Family
Your parents may also have regular and monthly salaries. But sometimes, they may be short with their budget.
This is where you can come to their rescue. You can pay their hospitalization bills or buy them groceries they need.
It is very fulfilling to help your parents when they need you the most financially, spiritually, and physically.
Although they won’t oblige you, think of their sacrifices when you were studying, from your apartment rent, food, travel expenses to tuition fees. It is about time to give them back. They would extremely appreciate it.
Also, be willing to help your parents even when they are not sick. Let them enjoy the life they deserve. Treat them to their favorite restaurants. Plus, travel with them. It’s fun!
More than the knowledge, pursuing education will transform you into someone more productive, has a greater sense of discipline, critical thinking skills, and possess better communication.
All of these qualities could make you a great addition to companies and organizations. You will also apply these abilities outside your work setting.
When faced with new challenges, you would know how to handle them proactively and efficiently. You would become the person who does not run away from any predicament.
Alleviate the Prevalence of Poverty
Studies have shown that more than 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty in 2011.
In a recent survey conducted by EdTech, 67% of the participants say that education is important in landing good jobs in the future. Around 77% believe that proper education will increase the country’s ability to compete in the global economy.
I also agree to that. If your family is not financially stable, the US government provides equal opportunities to everyone.
You can apply for scholarship grants, of course. But once you got in, do not take it for granted. Study harder to maintain your grades and join in extracurricular activities at the same time.
A Reasonable Income
Another benefit of education is the chance/possibility of earning a more reasonable income.
A person who has a baccalaureate or post-graduate studies always has an edge of getting a higher employment opportunity.
A typical high school teacher, in particular, could earn $65,900 more or less. But when you have a Ph.D. degree, you could enjoy salaries that range between $76,800 and $215,000. But that still depends on the university you would teach in the future.
So, if you have enough time and budget, do not be afraid to pursue a post-graduate degree. The higher your education, the better.
So, for those who feel tired of attending classes, think of your future. When I was young, I also felt that way. Luckily, my parents never gave up on me. That’s why I am always thankful for everything they have done to help me become the person I am today.