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How much is higher education

worth in cold hard money?

BY JOSE ROSARIO
The report titled "The Big Payoff" reveals that over
an adult's working life:

 High school graduates can expect, on average, to earn


$1.2 million;
 Bachelor's degree, $2.1 million;
 Master's degree, $2.5 million.
 Doctoral degrees earn an average of $3.4 million
during their working life,
Those with professional degrees do best at $4.4
million.
Annual Earnings Range
Profession
al Degree
-
$99,300.0
0

College graduates -
$45,400.00 a year

High School graduates -


$25,900.00 a year

High School Dropout -$18,000.00 a year or


$1,500 a month
The Best & the Worst Jobs

TheOfWorst
200 Jobs studied, these came out on top --and at the
190. Construction Worker
bottom:
200. Lumberjack 10. Accountant
189. Mail Carrier
199. Dairy
The Best
Farmer 11. Economist
188. Sheet Metal Worker
198. Taxi Driver
1. Mathematician 12. Philosopher
187.
13. Auto Mechanic
Physicist
197. Seaman
2. Actuary
186.
14. Butcher
Parole Officer
196. EMT
3. Statistician
4. Biologist 185. Nuclear Decont Tech
15. Meteorologist
195. Roofer 16. Medical Laboratory
5. Software Engineer 184. Nurse (LN)
194. Garbage Collector Technician
6. Computer Systems Analyst 183. Painter
193. Welder
7. Historian 17. Paralegal Assistant
182. Child Care Worker
192. Roustabout
8. Sociologist 18. Computer Program
181.
19. Firefighter
Motion Picture Editor
191. Ironworker
9. Industrial Designer
20. Astronomer
High School Dropouts

 According to the more resent economic statistics


 Live 9 years less than a High School grad.
 30% more chance to go to jail, and/or become a
burden to the state.
 Welfare recipient, Medicaid, food stamps, etc . . .
 45% more chance to get involve with drugs and
alcohol.
 56% more chance to live under the poverty line.
A separate report released last year said:
 Among people with
bachelor's degrees, those
working full time in
engineering earned the
highest average monthly
pay ($4,680),
 while those with
education degrees earned
the lowest ($2,802) in
1996.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released data proving
the substantial value of a college education.

 Workers 18 and over sporting bachelors


degrees earn an average of $51,206 a year,
 Those with a high school diploma earn
$27,915.
 Workers with an advanced degree make an
average of $74,602,
 And those without a high school diploma
average $18,734