Get a degree and get ahead
Did you know that most jobs now require two years of education after high school?
College graduates earn more money, have better job security, better benefits, more opportunities for advancement and job satisfaction and more confidence and success in reaching their goals and achieving their dreams. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 60% of occupations require a diploma or at least some college. Adults with an associate’s degree or professional certificate annually earn on average:
In coming years, the number of jobs requiring at least an associate’s degree or some kind of college diploma is projected to grow twice as fast as those requiring no college experience.
Community colleges now educate nearly half of all the college students in the country.
There’s a degree program for you at MCTC. Whether your goal is a career in healthcare or construction, web design or criminal justice, we can help you find a program that meets your needs.
Current salary by education level in Hennepin County
Median salary across all experience levels
Source: Wanted Analytics, August, 2014
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Is College Worth the Cost?
An op-ed piece in the Star Tribune discusses a recent report from the Pew Research Center showing the earnings gap between those with and without a college education is widening.
"Among 25- to 32-year-olds, the average annual income of college grads working full time is $17,500 more than those whose formal education ended with high school, Pew reported. College grads also are more likely to be working and more satisfied in their jobs. Those disparities “have never been greater in the modern era,” the report said. Learn More
Two-Year Colleges Make the Grade
“The pendulum has swung” toward community colleges.
In a recent Star Tribune article, community colleges were recognized for offering an inexpensive, fast-track path to employment. Although once regarded as “the 13th grade,” popular opinion about community college has since changed.Read More