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Reasons Why Adults Go Back to School

Published: March 11, 2015 | Updated: September 8, 2020
 

Do you want to make a positive change in your life? If you’ve always wanted to go back to school, now’s the time. It’s never too late! For over two decades, adults have made up almost 40% of the students enrolled in higher education. There are many reasons to go back to school even as an adult!

1. Adults Go Back to School for Career Advancement

Do you want to have career growth in your current field? By furthering your education, you’ll gain new knowledge and skills that you can apply to your current position. You’ll show your employer you’re serious and motivated about advancing your career. It can open up new doors for you such as a promotion, increased earnings, or job security. In other words, going back to school can help you earn more money and take on more responsibilities at work.

Online Classes Make It Easy for Adults to Balance School and Work

If you want to advance your career without taking time off from work, consider adult online learning. Online classes provide you with the flexibility to balance school, work, and family life. Do you already have college credits? Consider online degree completion programs that can help you graduate sooner.

2. Adults Enroll in Classes to Jumpstart a Career Change

If you’re looking to change careers altogether, getting an education is the first step. You’ll get the training you’ll need to be successful. Many career colleges offer programs with a blended learning curriculum so that you can take classes that work around your busy schedule. You might even participate in an externship to gain hands-on learning. You’ll get a good idea about what it’ll be like working in your new field.

3. Adults Use School for Personal Enrichment

An education enriches both your professional and personal life. You’ll develop skills that are useful every day. You’ll learn how to manage your time, keep track of deadlines, and budget your money. Sometimes personal life changes can give you the extra push you need to go back to school. An education offers you a new and positive perspective on life and your future.

Consider specific classes rather than programs if your goal is personal enrichment. This helps you broaden your horizons without a significant financial or time cost. Then, once you’re ready to move forward, you can likely transition your course credits into a degree program.

 

Are you ready to reach your educational goals and further your skillset? At Charter College, we offer a variety of career training programs at convenient locations in Washington, Alaska, California, New Mexico, and Montana. We also offer online programs. We provide a support system to get you from where you are to where you want to be. We offer the flexibility of both day and evening classes.