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5 reasons parents go back to school

Written by Ashworth College on Wednesday, 31 August 2016. Posted in Career, Why Ashworth

5 reasons parents go back to school

With all the time and attention you devote to your family, adding college into the mix can seem like an absurd impossibility. Yet in some cases, you might find it necessary in order to better provide for your children and develop yourself as a human being. Fortunately, there are many online options available that allow you to get higher education on your own terms without the sacrifice of attending a traditional college.

The following reasons are well worth considering when deciding to go back to school.

1. Acquire skills for a better job:

If you’re looking for a better way to provide for your children, you’ll probably need to develop some additional skills. These can help you perform well in a new job or may help you advance faster at your current place of employment.

2. Getting the clout of a degree:

In addition to the skills college can provide, it adds some clout to your resume. A college degree listed on an application can give you an extra edge when seeking employment.

3. Lower risk of unemployment:

Unemployment is scary, especially when you have children to care for. Having a college degree under your belt may help you hold on to current employment or acquire a new job faster. And in addition to the skills and prestige that come with a degree, many colleges have ties with employers that can help you get your foot in the door.

4. Personal fulfillment:

College is not only about getting a job and making money. Learning can be an enjoyable pursuit, one that helps you find a sense of accomplishment and personal fulfillment as you acquire new knowledge and develop your abilities.

5. Setting an example:

Going back to school also provides a great example for your children. They will see you studying and learning, and that can help them decide to take their own studies more seriously. They will learn from your example that education is important, and they will be far more likely to make learning a priority when it comes time for them to enroll in college and choose a career.

Going back to school may help you provide for your family in many ways, both in a monetary sense as well as in giving your children the example they need to make wise educational choices. Affordable online college programs such as those at Ashworth College provide a flexible, low-cost way to get your education. Check out some of the available online programs and degrees.

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