More education can lead to higher earnings and greater freedom.
Think the main reason to further your education is to earn more money? Well, that's a great start! A better quality of life is another reason.
Besides earning more money, people who complete higher education usually experience much greater freedom in their working life. They:
- Can choose from a greater variety of careers
- Get to use skills they enjoy
- Have much more success at finding new jobs when needed
They are also more likely to own their home, have children and other family members who attend college, and be a role model in their communities. They are less likely to have serious struggles like long-term unemployment, poverty, and going to prison.
In this chart, see how earnings rise along with education levels, and how workers with less education experience more unemployment:
See how earning additional education or training can impact your weekly wages: