It opens doors
Specialized vocational or career skill attainment is an important part of the postsecondary experience, and 4-year colleges and universities seek to expose students to a complete range of learning experiences that develops employees who are adaptable and pioneering.  Many Associate's and Bachelor’s degree programs continue to be founded on the liberal arts tradition, which emphasizes the need to foster important critical thinking and collaboration skills that lead to innovation.  Because individuals are likely to change careers or positions 10 or more times over the course of their career, these liberal arts skills create a foundation that makes such transitions possible without the ongoing need to return to postsecondary institutions for retraining.

                  
 Average Salary

 Professional Degrees  $125,622
 College Graduates  $60,954
 High School Graduates  $33,618

  
         
  
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