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Why College is Important

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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 from which to choose. Through the year 2028, many occupations requiring postsecondary degrees are projected to grow the fastest and offer higher-than-average earnings. Some of the fastest-growing occupations requiring degrees include:

  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Athletic Trainers

Source: Employment Projections Program, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Research & Analysis Division.

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.