Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lifelong learning key to advancement

School is never over. You never graduate. You are never done learning.

Not if you want to earn a living and advance.

Especially these days with all fields zipping along at warp speed.

Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says people wonder if they should go back to school. I know two women in their sixties who recently becamse certified in teaching English as a second language. This makes a nifty late-in-life job.

More school is more likely to result in more money in finnance, computers, or economics. This is less likely in history, English or art.

Too, many fields demand a master's without this resulting in more pay--examples are psychology, social work, and education.

Thousands of schools offer MBAs, but only about 50 name-brand schools can lead to more pay.

Also, think about how you can self-direct your added education--find the information on your own. There are TED lectures (YouTube), MOOCs, and so on.

It sure cuts the cost.

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