The Value of An Education.

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Career Choice and the value of an Education.

Plenty of factors go into the decision of what career field an individual would like to pursue. What their families or parents did for a career, how much education is involved, salary, schedules, benefits, and the type of people he will be involved with on a day-to-day basis within a chosen career field. Some people want to be doctors but do not necessarily want to spend the next eight to 10 years in college, so they decide to pursue something else. Some want to be a teacher because they enjoy working with children, and do not mind the smaller salary. These are a few of the factors that go into the decision of what career field an individual would like to enter into.

Abigail Adams stated, "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence (1780).

How true this statement is, for some the thought of going back to school and getting an education is scary but going back to school is the only way for them to obtain better positions within the company they are presently employed with, or returning to school, will allow them to find another position. Being enthusiastic about going to school will improve an individual's chance of succeeding. Returning to school is not an easy choice the decision will take a great deal of planning and financing to further an education. Yes, going back to school may cost a great deal of money but an individual will reap the rewards a hundred times over in an individual's lifetime. A college education gives an individual job security, builds character, financial independence, and like buying a house, an education never loses its value, because an education is always valuable to...