Job hunting is never fun and, with today’s uncertain economy, jobs seem to be harder to come by than ever. There are no guarantees about what it takes to land a well-paying job on today’s job market but one sure way to make your rÈsumÈ more attractive to a perspective employer is with higher education.
A good education is more marketable than ever before and, for graduates with higher education jobs are more numerous than for those applicants holding lesser degrees or no higher education at all.
For applicants with higher education jobs often pay more than they do to applicants vying for the same position but with less education. Most positions pay within a range of salaries and those with better educations usually start closer to the top of the salary range for a given position.
When comparing the value of experience on the job to the value of higher education jobs are still more likely to reward the applicant with the most education. It’s also quite likely that future raises will be heftier and promotions will come faster and more frequently for the better educated employee.
This limited outlook doesn’t necessarily mean an employee with limited education must accept a lifetime of limited career opportunities. In an almost universal effort to encourage higher education jobs often offer educational assistance programs as part of their benefits packages to employees at almost every level of employment.
As an example of a benefits program associated with higher education jobs frequently offer reimbursement of an employee’s tuition and expense of study materials, including textbooks, workbooks, and lab fees. Some employers pay this the beginning of the school semester but most of them wait until the semester or course has been completed and then they reimburse the employee who can document proof of successfully passing the class.
Even with completion of higher education jobs may still be hard to come by, depending upon the chosen field and the applicant’s location. And the state of the nation’s overall economy will always be a contributing factor. It’s just that, even during hard times, applicants with higher levels of education seem to find satisfying jobs more quickly than those without.