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Why It’s Never Too Late to Go Back to School.

December 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comYou might think that because you have kids or you’re working a pretty great job that going back to school and getting that degree you always dreamed of is no longer realistic, but that simply isn’t so.

There has never been a larger proportion of older people going back to college than there is right now and there are a number of very good reasons why you should consider doing the same for so many reasons…

The Economy is Changing

It’s fair to say that the economy is changing a whole lot right now. Increased automation and emphasis on the online world is already starting to make lots of jobs obsolete. If yours is one of those, then learning a new skill like engineering (we’re always going to need engineers) or web development, for example, could help you secure your future. It’s certainly worth thinking about.

Bring More Money In

If you never did get around to graduating from college, chances are you make less money than your peers and certainly less money than which represents your true value. By going back to school, whether you study public safety management, nursing or computer science, is a sure-fire way of increasing your bottom line. It might not be fair, but once you have a degree to your name, more doors open to you and you can finally get a better-paid job that would otherwise have remained elusive. Obviously, this depends on exactly what you want to do, but it is true of increasingly more sectors, unfortunately.

Older Students Can Get a Cheaper Education

In some colleges, there are significant discounts available on classes for people who fit the senior age-bracket. By no means do all colleges offer them, but if you can find one that does, and you still plan to work for a while, you could boost your earning power and improve your prospects for the last years of your working life practically for nothing.

Online Learning is Education Made Easy

If the main thing that’s holding you back from learning that new skill you want to learn or getting that master in engineering is the fact that you can’t afford to leave your job or have your kids in daycare 24/7, or they simply aren’t offering the course you want to do anywhere close to your home, welcome to the the wonderful world of online education! You can now learn anything online, and yes even get degrees, at the touch of a button in your own convenience for much less than the average college course.

Live Your Dream

Of course, by far the best reason to go back to school now before it really is too late and you’re no longer in the world, is because you want to do it. If you always dreamed of being a writer, architect or graphic designer, but life somehow got in the way, do you really want to live out your whole life without actually doing it? Probably not, so get educated!

It’s time to get educated!

Staff Writer; Shelia Moore

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