Chief Operating Officer of eClinicalWorks, Mahesh Navani, has always been ahead of the game when it comes to education. Mahesh has become one of the top forces in the IT healthcare world, and he can attribute most of his accomplishments to his thorough education.
Of course there were times when Mahesh felt overwhelmed with his coursework and studies (don’t we all?) but he never once thought about abandoning his education. Here is why, according to Mahesh, everyone should stay in school and receive a degree no matter how challenging this might seem.
With a degree you’ll be able to leverage a higher salary
With the proper degree and credentials, there is a much better chance of earning a higher annual salary. Of course you can show your employer your worth by doing a good job, but you also need to look good on paper. If you have the proper skills and educational background, this is the best way to show that you are worth every penny.
Even if you already hold a stable job, you can do more in order to receive a promotion (and therefore a higher salary). Take online courses to make yourself a more valuable member of the team or invest in necessary certifications that will put you ahead of the game. Your educational background strongly correlates with the amount of money you earn each year.
Some employers won’t even consider you without a college degree
When walking into a job interview it is normal to feel nervous and overwhelmed. This is even true for people who have gone the extra mile to earn their degree. Imagine if you are sitting in the interview and your potential boss asks why you didn’t attend or finish college. Perhaps you have a valid reason, but even so you are much more likely to get the job without proper education.
Earning a degree shows your determination and ability to follow through
Not only does obtaining a degree show that you have learned the necessary skills and practical application within your field, but it also shows that you are determined. Following through with a major commitment like 4 years of a university program does not go unnoticed. Even if you saw these 4 years as a breeze, it still looks good to a potential employer that you have the ability to follow through.
College provides you with valuable life lessons that are priceless
The lessons you learn within the confines of the classroom are essential to working in your desired field. What is even more essential, however, are the life lessons that you learn during this time. Your college experience will be filled with mistakes, regrets, love, laughter, wonderful experiences and terrible experiences.
This is the ideal time to learn about yourself, establish your likes and dislikes, and even set some goals for the near future. You’ll learn this from the courses you take, but also from the friends you make and the many experiences you encounter in everyday life.