Why Continuing Education is Important

We all went through high school, and many have continued to obtain college degrees. But aside from that, what are you doing to advance your education even further? Are you attending graduate school or, if you’re working, taking night classes at a local community college? Are you attending workshops at a local library or community center?

Education is important, because it’s what keeps our minds active and healthy. An active mind, is a necessary instrument that enables one to live a longer and more satisfying life.

There are various ways to continue your education throughout your life, and it doesn’t have to be difficult, costly, or even time-consuming. If you’re a mother or working a full-time job, you might feel like you might not have enough time in your day to attend classes. Education can come from something as simple as reading a book.

If you have more time, on the other hand, you can simply enroll at a community college and sharpen your skills or broaden your knowledge. It can be a good place to start, especially if you’ve never finished college. Just finishing community college can open doors to better opportunities for advancing your career, more than simply having a high school diploma could.

If you’ve already obtained a degree, you might want to consider attending graduate school for a master degree or even a PhD. These degrees take a lot of work and devotion, but can certainly give you the experience and knowledge to last a lifetime. There are now online programs available for these degrees so even if you don’t have the means to attend school in person or full-time, there’s still a way to pursue them.

Regardless of your schedule, circumstances, or bank account, there are several options for you to keep your mind active and healthy.

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Chris Petersen has more than 30 years of experience in the technology and the financial services industry. She is an author, Fintech strategist, speaker and an advocate for women’s leadership. For a dose of inspiration, you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook or connect with her on Linkedin.