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secondary education

For many skilled workers who are in the work force, the question of continuing education is always on their minds. Should they pursue secondary education? Is it too late? Will they have time and resources? Do the rewards worth the efforts? In today’s competitive working environment, it is an essential for job seeker to have a solid education background. With the advancement of technology, the skilled workers now cannot depend only on their skills and hard work to gain better wages and promotion advancement but also depend on secondary education. Higher education can bring private economic and social benefits to skilled workers.The most commonly discuss cater gory of higher education is the private economic it brings. Private economic benefits are those benefits that have economic, fiscal, or labor market effects on the individuals who have attended postsecondary education. For many workers who enter the work force everyday, the objectives are to obtain a high paying, opportunity for advancements and job satisfaction. However, many of these skilled workers do not have secondary education backgrounds. In today technological advance workplace, a secondary education is required in many fields of work. The statistics favor those with higher education background in seeking employment. The overall employment is projected to grow about 20 percents by the year 2005, to 147 million workers and an astounding 39 percents of these new jobs will require a secondary education degree (Farr, 184.) Research shows that individuals who have gone to a postsecondary education are employed at higher rates and with greatere consistency. Another reason for pursuing secondary education is that it pays off in labor market; in both lifetime and average annual income terms, individuals earn more as a results of their higher levels of education. A worker with a degree earns about $16,000 a year more than, on average, than a high school graduate (Farr, 185),...

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