What difference does continuing your education after high school make?

A study done by the Hamilton Project broke down median lifetime earnings by each college major. The study showed that some college experience has dramatic effects on the amount of money a person earns in a lifetime. Those with college degrees earned more, depending on their exact area of study.

Chemical Engineers are shown to have the highest median incomes, and those with only high school degrees have the lowest. The difference in lifetime earnings between a high school graduate and someone with “some college” is substantial. It could be the difference in being above or below the poverty line.

Knowing this, will you encourage your child to continue their education?

Reference Cited:

The Hamilton Project: Career Earnings by College Major