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  • Higher education more money
  • You will earn more if you have more education. You will also be less likely to become unemployed.
    A survey from 2008 shows that average earnings grow from $426 to $591 per week, just by earning a high school diploma. Getting a college Bachelor's degree increases average earnings to $978 per week.
    More education pays off in higher earnings.
Education Means More Money Chart, see table below
    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Level of education Median weekly earnings in 2008 Unemployment rate in 2008
    Some High School, No Diploma $426 9.0%
    High School Graduate $591 5.7%
    Some College, No Degree $645 5.1%
    Associate Degree $736 3.7%
    Bachelor’s Degree $978 2.8%
    Master’s Degree $1,228 2.4%
    Professional Degree $1,522 1.7%
    Doctoral Degree $1,555 2.0%
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