More education = more job options

More education may provide more vocational and career opportunities

For some jobs, you don’t need specialized education or training beyond what you learned in high school or in the military. But many jobs require additional education or training. And there are lots of options for enhancing your education: trade school, technical school, college, or graduate school.

William
Many subjects offered at college aren’t geared to specific jobs or careers. But college can give you skills like how to research, solve problems, and express yourself that’ll help you in almost any area. And some classes could help you get ready for jobs in healthcare, high tech, or the business world.

Photos of different people in different careers, a teacher, a chef, a designer, and a construction worker

William
So … think about the kinds of work that you think are worthwhile. What interests you? What are you naturally good at? And what’s your idea of an amazing challenge?
Kayla
After you’ve identified some careers that interest you, see what kind of education and training is required and how the salaries in those jobs match up with your financial goals.

Note: Free information about jobs and careers is available at the library and on the internet including: what the job involves, the training and education you’ll need, typical pay, and current employment outlook.

More education can also increase your earning power. To find out how much, click the Next button.