Why College Is Important
It's never too early to start planning for your child's future, and it's never been more important for your child to earn a college degree.
If your child earns a college degree, he or she will generally earn more than a person who does not. In fact, college graduates earn about $1 million more than high school graduates over their lifetimes.
A college degree will also give your child more job opportunities to choose from. Through the year 2016, many occupations requiring bachelor's and associate degrees are projected to grow the fastest and offer higher-than-average earnings. Some of the fastest growing occupations requiring degrees include:
- Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
- Computer Software Engineers
- Forensic Science Technicians
- Industrial Engineers
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Database Administrators
Source: Trends in the Oklahoma Job Market 2006-2016 Projections,
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
A college education is important when looking for the best jobs and salary, but it will also help your child develop communication, social and logical thinking skills that will benefit him or her in many ways. Make an impact on your child's future by helping him or her plan for college today.