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4 Ways Higher Education Can Help Your Career

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Mar. 13 2015, Published 9:10 a.m. ET

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Many people are always looking for ways to earn more money in this difficult economy we are experiencing. One of the best ways to do this is to go to college and get a degree. If you have already earned a degree, going back to college and earning a higher degree could increase the amount of salary you will be able to command on the job market.

It is now easier than ever for a person to earn a college degree. This is because there are many colleges that offer courses to earn a Masters in education online, as well as many other online degrees. Here are some of the main ways higher education can help your career.

1. It shows dedication

Earning a college degree is not easy. It is a long process that requires many hours of study and dedication. When a hiring manager sees that you have earned a college degree, it shows him or her that you have the ability to finish something that you started. Employers are looking for hard workers, not people who quit when something gets difficult.

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2. Knowledge of a particular subject

Earning a college degree in a specific field shows that you have devoted several years of your life to studying a subject. Therefore, you are extremely knowledgeable in that field, making you a very valuable employee. Although experience is also important when it comes to career advancement, having a vast amount of knowledge in a specific area of study is extremely attractive to all employers, no matter what industry you are interested in.

3. Better chance of getting promoted

It is becoming increasingly common for companies to pay for their employees to go to college. The expense of paying the tuition is worth it for the companies because in return, they will get employees who are better educated and can handle an increased amount of responsibilities. When you earn a college degree, you have a much better chance of earning a promotion that you otherwise would. This is especially true if you earn an advanced degree such as a Master’s or a PhD.

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4. Command a higher salary

It is no secret that employers are willing to pay more money to people who are college educated. When you have a college degree in your possession, you instantly become a major player in the job market. The higher the degree you have, the higher the salary you can command.

[Editor’s note: this is a sponsored post.]

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