Did you know that persons without a college degree are twice as likely to be unemployed than those with a college degree?
The numbers from a recent Georgetown University study are clear: earning an AA Degree or higher is the surest bet that you’ll be employed in the future. Over the last 20 years, job growth for people with college degrees has climbed steeply (82% for those with a bachelors degree!) … while people with only a high school diploma have faced dramatically fewer jobs – especially since the recession beginning in 2008.
The news is worse if you don’t have a degree AND you’re under 25 years of age. According to the Economic Policy Institute (see the chart below from www.epi.org), if you’re under 25 and you only have a high school diploma, you face a 31% unemployment rate. And, though not seen in the chart, young high school grads also face a 54% underemployment rate (this means that you have a job, but you don’t make enough money to get by).
Bottom line: if don’t have a degree, you’re gambling with your future – and the odds are not in your favor. Request free information about online education, so you know what opportunities are right for you. After you fill out the brief form, a school counselor will help you look at your degree choices … and you have no obligation to enroll. The pattern of job growth has remained consistent for over 20 years. Find out what it takes to be part of the UPWARD trend!