Should I Study Further or Get a Job?

Wondering “Should I Study Further or Get a Job?”. Let us help you find the best option, so you can make an informed decision and have a successful future.

Should I Study Further or Get a Job? A question many of us have been faced with. And after making the choice, we wonder if we made the right decision. This choice sets us on our path in life, and determines our future. It shouldn’t be made on a whim. You should truly know yourself and what you want in life before deciding what you want to pursue.

Why you Should Consider Getting a job

There are many benefits to getting a job. You will be entering a work force with millions of experienced people. Make use of this. Learn from them, and use this knowledge in your daily duties. Other reasons you should consider getting a job include:

Experience

When you work, you gain experience, and that is exactly what employers want. Having experience means you are capable of performing duties independently and successfully.

Income

Working means you’ll get an income. You will be able to financially support yourself, and be independent. It gives you the opportunity to save money towards a financially stable future. 

Career

When you get a job, you will be able to build your career and work your way up the corporate ladder. Start at the bottom and get an entry-level job. You could end up in the managers seat.

Why you Should Consider Studying Further

Choosing to study is a great benefit to you and your career. Although it may come with its own set of challenges, it will all be worth it. Studying a course also teaches you many transferable skills like time management and computer skills, which will benefit your career.

Skills

So you have your mind set on a career? Studying a course will be a great way to teach you work skills, like how to perform tasks and become successful in your chosen industry.

Qualification

Getting a qualification is one of the best things you can for your career. It looks great on your CV and cover letter, and shows the employer you have the skills that can help boost their business.

Opportunities

With a qualification, the opportunities are endless. You have better job opportunities, higher income potential and you stand the chance of getting promoted at your company.

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before you Make Your Decision

Before you decide, take a moment to weigh your options. Don’t just think of the benefits either of them can offer you now. They may not last. Think of where you see yourself in 5 years, maybe even 10. Question yourself and what you want in life to make things clearer. 

Do I want to work, or do my parents/spouse want me to work?

If your family urges you to work, and that is not your desire, have a talk with them. Explain what your aspirations are in life. Make sure they know what your study and career goals are.

Will I be able to get a job with my current qualification?

Getting a job is difficult, even for the most experienced people. Don’t drop out of a course or consider getting a job, if your current qualification does not allow you to get a stable job. 

Does my financial situation allow me to study?

If no, you do have options. Many institutions have made it easier for students to study. Getting a bursary covers your study fees. Some even offer food vouchers and cover travelling costs. 

Is my financial situation forcing me to work?

Sometimes it can be difficult to make ends meet. But it shouldn’t stop you from studying further. Why not consider studying part-time? Gain skills, experience and an income at the same time.

Work and Study at the Same Time

Can’t decide which one to do, why not choose both? Distance learning colleges allow you to work and study at the same time. Your studies won’t interfere with your job, as you can study at any time you want, be it during the day, late at night, or weekends. We offer: 

Just remember, if you want to study further, don’t let dropouts with money make you feel like education means nothing. If you want to work instead, don’t let people with qualifications make you feel less inferior than them. DO NOT submit to the pressure of society. The choice is yours.

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Last Updated: September 16, 2021

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Charnell Ward
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