Monday, October 21, 2013

5 Reasons to Go Back to School

Are you a stay-at-home mom who is wondering about taking on another career? While yes, it is true that being a mother is a full-time, and albeit it, one of the most important jobs in the world, you may be wondering about other career possibilities.

If you are thinking about life outside of your “mom bubble”, going back to school may be something you are seriously pondering. However, making the commitment to actually go back is another story. If you need some inspiration to actually take the leap into becoming a student again, continue reading to find out some pretty awesome reasons to head back to school.

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1.       Supporting the Family: Of course, as a mother, you are already supporting your family in quite an impressive way. However, going back to school can enable you to provide another form of support for your family; financial support. By going back to school and earning a degree, you can gain the skills necessary to land a job that will allow you to provide more financial stability for your family. Of you are already working, going back to school can give you the skills you need to advance in your job and earn an even higher salary. Imagine how much easier life would be if you had a higher income potential?

2.       Self Fulfillment: Going back to school is something that you can do for yourself. You do so much for your family, but do you do enough for yourself? Attending classes and earning a degree can allow you to learn new things and become an expert in something you are passionate about. Attending classes can give you more confidence and instill a sense of pride in yourself.

3.       More Security: Whether you are already working or you are thinking about entering the workforce for the first time, going back to school can provide you with more security for your future. The more education you have, the more valuable an asset you are to your potential employer. Likewise, the more education you have, the more likely you will be to land a job.

4.       Set an Example: You want to be a good role model for your family, and you likely already are; but going back to school can set a powerful example for your family. By attending college yourself, you are instilling the importance of education in your children, which may inspire them to further their education, too.

5.       Easy and Convenient: Thanks to the World Wide Web, going back to school is a whole lot easier and more convenient than you might think. You can easily enroll in online classes, which will allow you to earn a degree without having to adjust your schedule or leave your family. You attend class when it’s convenient for you. At the end of your online program, you’ll receive the same degree and certification that you would from a traditional academic institution. Some online programs take less time than traditional brick and mortar institutions, for example completing the coursework to become a pharmacy tech will take you only a year.

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If you need a change or you want to make improvements in your life, going back to college may be the right decision for you.

Vera Reed is a freelance writer from Southern California. She enjoys writing about education and parenting issues, and spending time with her two beautiful daughters. 

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