You may be wondering why you are still stuck in the same position ever since you got that job, yet your fellow colleagues in the same field are making it and attaining higher heights. There is surely an open secret you may not be aware of, and that is higher education.
Higher education has been known to be a sure way of scaling greater career heights. It will make you become better at your job and steer you to new career paths. Here are 6 reasons why you need higher education.
1. For Career Advancement
Higher education makes you to become more professional. While, it trains you in your field, acquiring a higher education broadens your scope of thinking, teaches you how to communicate ideas effectively and prepares you adequately for much-advanced roles ahead in your career. Additionally, Higher education presents you with more career opportunities and better career options. For instance, if you are an accountant with only a first degree in Accounting, acquiring an ACCA will give you an edge over those who do not have any other higher education anytime there is an opportunity.
2. To Become/ Stay Competitive
According to the Ghana statistical service labour report, unemployment in Ghana is relatively high, representing 11.9%. As a job seeker, it is undoubtedly a fact that you are competing with a high number of other unemployed graduates and a number of job seekers with a great level of experience. Obtaining a higher education equips you and gives you a sense of security in your job search. This is because employers and hiring managers value job seekers with a higher level of education.
Employers on the other hand sometimes sponsor their employees to acquire extra knowledge, since they believe an employee with the requisite knowledge and attitude is a great asset to the organization in a competitive world of work.
3. For Higher Pay
We all work and at the end of the day, we expect a paycheck. Yes, the compensation for the good job done. It may interest you to know that you may be super talented and great at what you do, but you may not get paid as high as you deserve if you do not have the corresponding certificate. If you aspire to work in a reputable organisation, your CV needs to match the required skills and knowledge. The only way to get this is by obtaining a higher education. To get higher pay and more job security, you need to upgrade.
4. To Become a Thought Leader
The education process has a way of unleashing your purpose and making you live up to your potentials. Higher education makes you become an authority in your field of expertise. Never underestimate the power of higher education.
5. For Personal Development
Higher education allows you to develop yourself for a better cause. When you are knowledgeable, you are able to think creatively, make good decisions and solve critical issues. Furthermore, this tends to benefit your community since you become a source of inspiration to others.
6. For Inner Satisfaction
Be a winner, forget the miles and remember glory. If you want to know how it feels to win, ask a marathon winner. The joy of accomplishment is extraordinary. When you are able to achieve higher education, it comes with a sense of pride and self-confidence. The dedication and hard work put together to get to the finishing line is just priceless.
Boost your confidence today. It is never too late to get a higher education. Consider these reasons and invest in higher education. UNICAF can help you get there. Check out their special online courses that will help you get higher heights in your career.
UNICAF’s exclusively online, or on-campus taught programmes, (which combine online delivery with face to face classroom teaching) will help you reach the pinnacle of your career. Using Unicaf’s Virtual Learning Environment, the largest digital platform in Africa, students can access study materials 24/7, and study at their convenience, without neglecting job or family commitments.