26 Sep The Importance of a Bachelor’s Degree
A bachelor’s degree is awarded to a student on successful completion of an undergraduate course. Burdened with an economy that is only slowly recovering from a steep recession and faced with a scarcity of job opportunities, students and job seekers are realizing the value and importance of a college degree. This is the time when job seekers are being rejected because they lack a specific degree or two. Even master’s degree holders and people with extensive job experience are facing rejections; the chances of an individual without any college degree whatsoever are pretty slim.
Surveys have continually shown that unemployment is indirectly proportional to degree completion. The data saved by the government have similar inclinations. The unemployment rate last recorded shows that it was twice as high for persons without a high school diploma than for persons with an associate’s degree. The gap increased to thrice as high on bringing bachelor’s degree holders to the picture. Having this degree is an accomplishment that is well appreciated by employers; they tend to pay employees with the higher qualifications more.
For some individuals money is not the only thing of interest, the chance of being recognized for their skills, ideas and expertise in the field of their choice act as a better catalyst for these people. If credibility and recognition is what a person seeks, there is no better way of ensuring it. In this way the degree helps individuals reach their career goals with ease. Promotions and increments in the workplace are based on the qualifications as well. As a person goes onto the next level, he or she is given more responsibilities which makes the job more challenging and hence, more interesting. What is a job worth if it does not keep you interested?
Career growth is another aspect that a degree controls. On job searching people realize that the connections to people inside and outside their field of interest are a great resource. People you meet as a student, your instructors, peers, friends, seniors and juniors can have a fairly positive effect on the future of your career. They can recommend your work, mention your name to potential employers or offer you their advice and resources to find a great job. This in turn has the capacity of bringing new opportunities for you to the limelight.
Traditionally speaking, to complete an undergraduate course and get a degree attending the college or university for three or four years were mandatory. The term depended upon the subject taken and the rules of the college or university. But, modern times have made this a fairly easy affair. The syllabus and the courses have become flexible and technologically enhanced with the advent of the internet. That said, a degree is not just important because of its ability to further one’s career instead it is a route leading to self discovery, more so for an international student looking to leave the comfort of his or her home to pursue educational dreams.
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