Life After High School - Different Paths to Success

Whether you’re a rising junior or senior, recent high school graduate or thinking about going back to school, you might be wondering “Is college right for me?”. While the answer to this question will depend on your personal goals and circumstances, there is no doubt, that higher education (earning a certificate, diploma, or degree after high school) pays off.

The image below shows that as you get more education, the more you can earn (higher paying job) and the easier it is for you to find a job! 

Luckily, there is more than one path to a high paying job. Learning more about these options can help you decide what's the next best step for YOU. Given your current goals and circumstances, you and your high school counselor can discuss these and decide what may be a good option for you.  

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Published 6/14/2021



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