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Want to earn a higher salary? Stay in school. Studies prove that continued education after high school makes you more likely to make more money than people who stop at high school.

Today, more jobs than ever before require specialized training or a two- or four-year college degree. More education means more choices, and that means more opportunities for you.

Check out how much more money you can make during your career based on your level of education.

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Did you know…?

  • Getting a degree after high school means you can earn double the income than someone who didn’t finish high school.
  • High school graduates are 7 times more likely to own their homes later in life.
  • More education means greater job security. The higher your education level, the higher your chances of finding and keeping a job.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders are 4 times less likely to be unemployed than those with less than a high school diploma.
  • Jobs for college graduates usually have better benefits (like health insurance) than jobs that only require a high school diploma.
  • Over a lifetime, a college grad can earn, on average, $1 million dollars more than a high school dropout.

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“I believe in you. If nobody else believes in you, I believe in you. And you should believe in yourself. If you’re not for yourself, nobody else will be for you, and you are so worth it. You are so worth it and we believe in you. You should go out there and do everything possible for you to live the best life that you possibly can. And education is such an important part of that. And so I believe that you can do it.”

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