As you approach the end of the year 2017, are you in a career with a company that you enjoy? Are you working with a group of like minded individuals who are all striving toward the same common goal? Can you imagine yourself in your current career for another year? Another decade?
If not, maybe it is time to make a change that will keep you both challenged and motivated. Maybe it is time for you to go back to school and pursue a degree that can help you transition into a more meaningful career. From pursuing a bachelor of arts in secondary education so that you can start teaching high school to working on a human development degree so that you can find a career in the supplemental health care services, the decision to go back to school helps motivate many people to pursue their dream.
It comes as no surprise that if you have not completed the educational goals that you set for yourself that you may not be as satisfied as you would like. If you are working customer service at a fast food restaurant or you are collecting fares at a parking garage, there is a chance that you might be interested in pursuing another job. Unfortunately, many of the jobs that might be able to help you feel more fulfilled and may be able to put more money in your pocket require that you go back to school. From working on a communications degree to a medical laboratory science degree, maybe 2018 is the year that you will take the first step to help you reach your career goals.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the types of degrees that many people pursue while they are in the process of making a career change:
- 6% of all college grads majored in psychology.
- 21 million students attended college in the year 2014.
- 89% of employed college-educated Millennials worked full time in the year 2013.
- $32.60 is the average hourly wage for college graduates.
- In the year 2013, Americans with four-year college degrees made 98% more an hour on average than people without a degree.
- When you take into account average additional wages and other benefits, not going to college will cost you about half a million dollars.
Whether you are interested in pursuing a human development degree or a master of business administration degree, the upcoming new year could provide you the time that you need to reach your next career goal? Is it time for you to make the call to see if you can get started in a program to pursue a human development degree or another degree of your choice?