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Picture Yourself With a Higher Degree

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The following post is from the blog Edudemic.com

Why It Pays To Earn A Higher Degree [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s no secret that school is hard. It takes a lot of time, effort, and sacrifices. But does it pay off? An infographic based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says…it does.

As you can see from the infographic (below) by US College Search, the higher degree-holders not only have higher-paying jobs but they also have a lower unemployment rate. That means it’s worth taking night school towards that next degree even if its just for increased job security. Just how much money does a higher degree earn you? Take a look at the bottom left figures. Those dollar amounts are the median weekly earnings (from 2008) and show a substantial increase when you multiply those figures 52 times (the number of weeks in a year). Want to see this infographic a bit bigger? Click the image to enlarge.

Still not convinced? Let us know if you think it’s really worthwhile to spend the time and effort in getting a higher degree. Think it’s too expensive? Check out the Harvard Extension School to see how you can get a Harvard Master’s Degree for a reasonable price. Let us know what you think by tweeting us with @edudemic in the tweet!

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