More adults returning to school to earn better jobs

January 24, 2012

Many people chose to skip college right after high school due to a number of reasons. In the mid-20th century, college wasn't seen as a necessity. Often, people chose to start families instead of pursuing a higher education, which wasn't always a must-have in order to land a job with a reasonable salary.

Today, those who chose to get by with a high school diploma are finding it difficult to embark on a career path now that the workforce has evolved. In a job market where a college education is virtually a must, more adults are returning to school in order to obtain a higher education.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2010, individuals with a high school diploma faced an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent. Individuals with a bachelor's degree had an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent, meaning more of these people were able to hold onto their jobs in a tough economy.

Those looking to return to school to earn a higher education might want to apply for college grants and scholarships. These financial resources can help relieve the stress that comes with paying tuition.

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