Today, higher education choices are numerous. What is important to understand is that education is power, regardless of where you earn it. Some higher education institutions provide greater opportunities to transform an education into jobs that pay well. As a student, it becomes equally important to bridge the gap between education and the job market by making yourself marketable. “Hard Times – College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees are Created Equal,” a 2012 study published at Georgetown University, concluded that unemployment for students with a college or university degree is a tolerable 8.9 percent per today’s standards. It’s a disastrous 22.9 percent for job searchers with only a high school diploma and an inconceivable 31.5 percent for high school dropouts according to the Georgetown study. Marketability correlates to higher education since those with education have significantly greater employment opportunities.
Marketability is more than a fancy word; it is a place in time that waits for no one. Marketability is a lifestyle necessity.
The American people’s survival skills began in our colonial days. We are a force to reckon with when it involves our freedom, our families, our religion and our education. Education is a power that affects every aspect of our American heritage.
Investment Weekly News reported in 2011 that career colleges have a proven record of preparing students for careers. Career colleges graduate 58 percent of their students. Career colleges develop programs that prepare and then place students in 17 of the 20 fastest-growing fields in America. Another interesting statistic from the Investment Weekly News article is that career college graduates represent 42 percent of health degrees and certificates conferred at two-year and less-than-two-year institutions. Comparing higher education to employment opportunities, the “Hard Times” report found that unemployment rates for graduates in healthcare and education are 5.4 percent compared to 9.4 percent for students who majored in liberal arts.
A focused education designed to fill a niche in the service and product delivering domains begins with having no education boundaries at all. Career colleges are businesses that can positively affect the job creation market in two areas: higher education jobs and jobs that are not limited to those with a formal education, but instead require experience.
Our American society has demonstrated for more than 200 years that adaptable survival skills result in duplicable, successful results. Clearly, our economy is far from recovered; however, Investment Weekly News reports that career colleges’ strategic education initiatives will continue to prepare students for the workforce without massing enormous debt. Education should be a lifetime of benefits – not a lifetime of paying for these benefits.
Students today are bridging the gap between education and getting a job. This journey results in marketability. Marketability has become the natural countermeasure against the recessionary dive our economy experienced. This countermeasure delivers endless opportunities to test the true American survival skills in all of us. Education is Power & a Job!
by AMERICAN WRITER Dr. Pietro Savo © 2015
Manufacturing Research Practitioner ™ by Dr. Pietro Savo
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