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Making an Investment in Your Education

The average cost to a student doing a four-year course at Oxford University is somewhere around £150,000. Even students who attend less prestigious Universities are looking at student debts of around £20,000. When a person decides to go on to higher education they are taking a risk, as with any other investments, if you choose to make an investment in your education there is a chance you could end up worse off than when you started.

Unfortunately with unemployment on the raise too, many of the people stood in the jobseekers queue have an expensive education that cannot be put to good use with no available employment. However, if you are worried about making the decision to take a chance with an investment in your education there is hope. Recent government studies show that people with a good education are much more likely to stay out of poverty.

Researchers at a well-known university insist that a person making an investment in their education is money well spent and that they will not regret the decision or money spent in the long run. Of course, how well you do after graduation depends a lot on the subject you have chosen to study. For example, people who graduate with degrees in subjects such as information technology or economics generally find work quicker than a person with an arts-related degree.

Because the economy usually dictates the job market, the number of available jobs can fluctuate the same. Therefore, making a costly investment in your education may seem like a bad idea at the present time but it may well pay dividends in the future.

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