Are you in the process of weighing the pros and cons of going back to school to earn a college degree or certificate? It is a hard decision to make, but we believe that in the end, the pros outweigh the cons and going back to school will have nothing but a positive long-term impact on your quality of life. Here are five reasons going back to school is definitely worth it.
1. Finish your degree
Nothing feels better than finishing what you started. There are a number of reasons why you may have been unable to complete the degree you started right out of high school. But if you find yourself thinking that dream is still alive, you can make it a reality. At South College, many of our basic courses will accept transfer credits of classes taken within the last seven years.
2. A new career you actually like
Do you feel stuck in a career you dislike because of your college degree? Maybe life experience has helped you discover new passions that you did not know you had when you attended college as a traditional student. Now, more than ever, it is okay to reevaluate what you want to do. You don’t have to stay in a career you hate just because you are already there. The Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) reports that students older than 25 account for 47 percent of today’s college campuses.
3. Advance your current career
You may be satisfied with your current career field, but in order to advance to a management position or even to start your own business, you need higher education credentials. Achieve this quickly and continue to advance your career without growing stagnant with an accelerated degree program.
4. Specialize in your field
In addition to the opportunity to advance your current career, you may wish to make yourself more attractive to employers by specializing in a specific area of your chosen field. This will give you more options to be selective as you are placed in a more competitive position within the job market.
5. Demonstrate the importance of education
Going back to school to achieve or finish a college degree can show your children and the current generation the importance of education. This standard is important for the advancement and growth of society.
At South College, we believe it is never too late to achieve the degree of your dreams and make your career aspirations a reality. Contact us today to learn more about how to get started on this exciting educational journey!