Going For The Gold in Education
So what does this have to do with education? For many servicemembers and veterans getting a degree may seem just as daunting as competing in the Olympics. After all a college education takes an incredible amount of time, effort, money, and personal commitment. Unlike preparing for the Olympics a college degree is relatively risk free, while the rewards can be nearly as great.
Just like winning the Olympics, earning your college degree is worth gold. In fact people with bachelor's degrees earn a median salary of $45,000 a year. The median salary for those with a high school diploma average $30,000. That means that the median value of a Bachelor's degree is over $15,000 a year - about a million dollars over a life time.