SHOW NOTES: This episode is, “I went to school…but I never finished! How can I use the education that I currently have?”
The short “answer,” you can’t. You need to go back and complete school. The value in a credential is in obtaining the credential. Now that we have answered what to do (go back to school), the next step for you to determine is how (what school, when, etc.)!
Educational attainment in the United States, Age 25 and Over (2013)
High school graduate 88.15%
Some college 58.33%
Associate's and/or Bachelor's degree 41.50%
Bachelor's degree 31.66%
Master's and/or Doctorate and/or professional degree 11.57%
Doctorate and/or professional degree 3.16%
“Persons with doctorates in the United States had an average income of roughly $81,400. The average for an advanced degree was $72,824 with men averaging $90,761 and women averaging $50,756 annually. Year-round full-time workers with a professional degree had an average income of $109,600 while those with a Master's degree had an average income of $62,300. Overall, "…[a]verage earnings ranged from $18,900 for high school dropouts to $25,900 for high school graduates, $45,400 for college graduates and $99,300 for workers with professional degrees (M.D., D.P.T., D.P.M., D.O., J.D., Pharm.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M.).” http://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/p23-210.pdf
So, start working on the plan to go back and complete school! Now!
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