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5 Benefits of Returning to Education

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Going back to study involves a considerable amount of commitment, not only with your time but financially as well. Deciding to go back to education will have a significant impact on your life and your pocket but if you succeed, it comes with a number of benefits…

 

Career Progression and Salary

If you are looking to progress in your current role or looking to switch roles, then furthering your education can get you there. Many working professionals who don’t pursue a higher qualification often encounter a ‘glass ceiling’ when trying to progress in their careers. Management, strategy courses or an MBA can help you advance further up the ladder.

 

Competitive Edge

Obtaining another qualification will immediately put you at a competitive edge. Qualifications are not easily achieved and employers are aware of this and seek candidates who can demonstrate this kind of dedication and ambition.  If you and another candidate are evenly matched for a position, that professional qualification can be the edge that secures you the role.

 

Build Professional Relationships

One of the benefits of studying is the opportunity to network. More than likely those on the course, with you, are in similar positions to you. Therefore, these people will not only be there to help you through the course work but potentially remain as valuable contacts throughout your professional career.

 

Update your Professional Knowledge

Returning to education will keep you on top of new developments and trends within your profession. While you study, you will become familiar with all the new and relevant progressions in your field, which you can then apply to your working life.

 

Personal Development

Returning to education can have an impact on your personal development as well. You’ll share your time studying with a student body pooled from a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds. This can help with your social skills and confidence. Often when people study, one of the highlights is the experience gained and the enjoyment of doing something new and meeting new people.

Posted by Clare Reynolds on 4 April 2018

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