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          One of the most important decisions during the early times of a young adults life is college. The choice to attend college or not is a decision that most young adults have been groomed with for their whole life. Many people say that college is not necessary for a successful life. Studies show that college prepares a person for the real world with life long skills. College prepares young adults mentally and financially and the people deciding between college or not need to understand this. Students who graduate from High School should consider going to college and furthering their education.              A college education provides many benefits to oneself, and others around them. The purpose of college is to further a person’s education and find their dream career. As a young adult is looking for job fresh out of college -and in the long run too- income is a huge factor. But the other huge factor that graduates should keep in mind is insurance benefits. Most jobs that require a degree tend to also provide major benefits, such as health care, dental care, and retirement plans. These types of benefits are rarely offered for high-school jobs. Employment benefits are very important because they provide stability for families. These things may be called benefits, but they are a very important part of a person’s income. As well as insurance benefits that come with a better job that comes with college, the benefit of having a stronger social and economic family line is also apparent in college graduates. According to the magazine, Women in Higher Education,  “College graduates are more likely to earn more, get married, have greater job satisfaction and lead healthier lives than their less-educated peers.” (Reports Tout, pg 3) This makes sense, considering that they are better set up successfully for the real world, and what’s to come in the future. In addition to this, The Washington Post writer Joan Weiner found that adult college graduates often have children that are more successful and follow in their parents footsteps. (Wiener, pg 1) This makes a lot of sense considering that these children grow up in solid, educated households and probably want to provide the same things for their kids, that they’d were provided.              Besides just the further knowledge in your chosen subject that comes with college, graduates have a stronger understanding of responsibilities that impact people in day-to-day life. Those with a college education find themselves more empowered to be more in control of their life and the path that they’re choosing. The amount of pride and self worth that people feel after obtaining a college degree is unlike anything else. No one can ever take away the fact that a person went through the process of obtaining the degree and put in the work. In an article in the Huffpost, a study is done by College Board, and it shows that people who have finished additional schooling are, “more well-equipped to handle mental challenges, and also have a lot more satisfaction when they do so.” (Aiken, pg 1) With confident learning skills, almost anything is possible. Even if someone doesn’t end up using their degree or moves on in a different career, they do know what it takes to start something and finish it completely and successfully.            Earning a college degree is the most common way to a better career. When entering college, not everyone knows exactly what they want to do, “when they grow up”. But mostly people know that no matter what, they will have a higher paying job and one that they are satisfied with.When looking and applying for jobs, it’s not necessarily what a person studied, sometimes it’s just the fact that they studied at all. College trains people to think analytically, to understand extremely complex subjects, and how to communicate understanding and issues within the subject. As well as teaching students different ways to think, college installs different skills sets among students such as: organization, self-discipline, and the ability to start and complete tasks. Overall, it shapes everyday people into more professional people. In an article, College and its Effect on Students, it’s stated that, “Participating in college sponsored activities and working in a peer environment”, are huge benefits of attending college according to Dr. Carney Strange, a professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (Strange, pg 332). During an entire career, managers and supervisors will push group participation and people to work together. By participating in group activities in college, this just better prepares people for the real world. Having a large range of skills opens up opportunities that may not be open for just high school graduates. In today’s society, employment options are shrinking for people who only have a high school diploma. Most of Americas high school graduates would in the service industry, in low paying jobs that don’t have a lot of mobility. On the contrary, graduates of college  tend to have skills that further qualify them for a wide range of employment in fields that offer more upward mobility. College can open up unexpected doors to things that people who attended may not have even thought about doing.           By furthering an education, it leads to better job security. If a person doesn’t have a degree, they are much less valuable than someone who does. When an employer has to make a decision about who to lay off, they’re going to go with the least valuable, because they are easily replaceable. This is so true to the point where sometimes a person’s place of work will even pay the tuition for college. A degree is seen as an investment not only for the person, but for the company. In a study done by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in January of 2017, data collected shows that the unemployment rate for people with a bachelors degree and higher was 2.5 percent, just a basic college or associate degree was 3.8 percent, and the unemployment rate for people with only a high school diploma was 6 percent. (Unemployment, pg 1) This clearly shows that higher education pays off, and that they are employed more. Studies also show that the people who suffer the most from job cuts are lower level employees. There are no guarantees, but if you have a college degree, it is less likely that you will suffer long-term unemployment.