importance of education

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The importance of college education has a direct and profound impact on the world but more importantly on me. As Nelson Mendela stated “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” By gaining knowledge through college education I am ensuring a better future for myself and in turn I am ensuring a better future for those around me thus changing the world one small step at a time. College education provides tools, knowledge and preparation necessary to compete in today’s tough job markets. As a current fourth year medical student, I am supplementing my medical education with an associates degree in health administration so that I can gain an advantage and also to prepare myself for future leadership roles within the medical profession. Medical field is a field in which constant advances and progresses are made and to stay current and to progress with the times, one must constantly further himself through education. An article in the Heritage Foundation suggest that the base foundation of the U.S. healthcare is the ability to provide the best healthcare. Having said this, we must understand that having the best healthcare means training our medical professionals and investing into new technologies and education so that they are able to provide the best healthcare. The article suggests that there is a shortfall in followup education that is provided to medical professionals in their quest for professional excellence. To me, this places and emphasis on the importance of college education and continuing education so that we can continue to strive to be the best not just in the field fo healthcare but also in other fields.

In a recent article in Forbes Magazine comparing college versus high school education, we can clearly see that earning a college degree doesn’t only give you a competitive advantage and a solid base for the future but it also gives you an additional $830,000 during your lifetime according to...
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