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Career Exploration 101: Researching Your Way to a High-Paying Job

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Being able to afford college is one of the main concerns facing high school seniors. This is particularly true of first-generation college students who tend to come from families with lower income and less wealth. Uprooted Academy encourages you to maximize the financial aid available to you, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, to help support you as you pursue your education. If you take out loans, it’s important to consider how you will repay them once you enter the workforce. Some career paths offer higher salaries, making it easier to repay the loans, while others have lower salaries, which may make it more difficult to repay the loans. In this article, we'll introduce you to a few tools to help you learn about your skills and interests, investigate and choose a career path, and the impact it can have on earning potential. Let's get started!

Obtaining a college degree leads to higher income and more job security

College graduates on average earn more than those without one. So YES, getting a degree is a sound investment. According to the US Bureau of Labor, workers with a college education make more money than those with just a high school diploma. In addition, workers with a college education have a lower unemployment rate and thus are more likely to have a job.

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Reflect on your interests and skills

The first step to get started to finding a career is to learn more about yours