A stagnant person never reaches success, therefore it is imperative that you seek out methods of continuing your development throughout your career.
One of the best ways to make sure you are reaching your full potential is to include continued education specific to your career. Courses like our Star Achievement Series and World Class Assistant are tailored to the needs of the Administrative Professional Community. On top of that, our ACE Virtual Peer Network is ripe with resources and a community of like-minded peers, geared to support and motivate you.
As strong advocates for continued education, we present to you a list of the top 5 reasons why continued education is important to your success.
Increased Opportunity for Promotion
Many times, employers find your pursuit of continuing education a great reason to give you a promotion. They recognize you’ve invested time and sometimes money into improving yourself and want to reward that. Your new education also makes you more qualified for advanced work and an ideal candidate for promotions.
Continuing education often leads to a raise or a higher starting salary at a new position. Whether you will be offered a raise or promotion in your current job or will qualify for a new job that has a better salary, continuing education will have a major benefit for your income.
On average, a college degree holder will earn twice as much as someone who doesn’t have a degree. This form of continuing education often requires you to invest in yourself, but the payout at the end is usually well worth it.
Opens Career Opportunities
If you’re ready to move into a new career field, often the first step will be gaining education that qualifies you for that new path. Learning new skills through continuing education is key to being prepared for a career transition.
Improves Your Professional Appeal
Continuing education is a valuable element to your résumé. Consider if you’re one of several candidates up for a job. If you have additional education, you will obviously be looked at more closely. You will stand out not only because of your additional qualifications, but employers will recognize that you have the determination to take on a challenge—and succeed.
As you spend time devoted to learning, the outcomes are positive for your career and your overall lifestyle. Improving your career often trickles down to the rest of your life because you’re more satisfied with your job and making more money.