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Tiny Degree, BIG Bucks

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"Education pays. Not only will you earn more, you’ll also be less vulnerable to rising unemployment.

And you don’t need a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree to up your ante.

According to the BLS, in 2009, workers over 25 with a 2-year Associate’s Degree earned, on average, $761 a week. Compare that to high school graduates, who made just $626. The unemployment rate for people that only have a high school diploma is also 2% higher – a very significant gap when it comes to unemployment figures.

A 2-year degree – either online or on site – will put you on your way to a rewarding career as one of the following:"

Check it out at the url above!

My caution: increasingly white collar work no longer pays well enough to justify years of college debt!

I often encourage people to consider fields that cannot be out-sourced to less expensive labor overseas.

Think traditionally blue-collar, hands-on apprentice-like trades: plumbing, car mechanic, electrician.

Also medical, hands-on technical work such as nursing, physical therapy, and possibly various radiology, laboratory related fields.

Don

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