Benefits of study

Career Benefits

Taking your education to a higher level is worthwhile from a career point of view.

Here are a few reasons why higher education level study could help you progress in a career.

  • Many higher education courses are vocational i.e. they directly relate to particular work areas – accountancy, business, data science, sport and exercise science, engineering and social work are just a few examples.
  • A higher education level qualification is essential for initial entry to some careers such as architecture, teaching and certain professional roles in healthcare.
  • Employers sometimes only want to employ graduates – and they won’t mind what degree subject you studied.
  • A higher education level qualification can improve your chances of obtaining a fulfilling, well-paid job.
  • A higher education qualification helps you to develop important transferable skills e.g. numeracy, communication and IT. This can give you the edge in the job market.
  • You will build up a network of contacts, especially if work experience is part of your course; this can help when you come to apply for jobs.
  • Higher education courses can often be taken part time or through distance learning so you can fit studying around your job or other commitments.

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