Thinking of Going Back?
Are you thinking about going back to college? There are many reasons to consider it:
- Statistics project that 75 percent of future positions will require at least a certificate or license.
- Professions that require a bachelor’s degree are projected to grow nearly twice as fast as the national average growth of all professions.
- To be considered for advancement in your current line of work, you may need more education.
- You may be entering the workforce for the first time because of divorce or economic conditions.
- Your job has been outsourced or moved overseas, and you need to aquire new skills to gain employment in a different field or industry.
- You need to update your skills and knowledge to keep up with advancing technology.
Self-Assessment and Career Planning
If you are thinking about going back to school, spend some time in the Career Planning section. Before you start back to school, you need to have an end goal in mind. We've provided some tools to help you.
"Re-entry" or "Nontraditional" Students
Adults who go back to college are often referred to as "re-entry" or "nontraditional" students. Typically, these students are over 25, but may be younger if they have taken a nontraditional college path.
Adults seeking to complete high school or pre-college level education are often referred to as "adult learners". GED programs are often called "adult basic education" programs.