In this series of blogs, I have been talking about colleges: why to go, where it’s best for Veterans and, of course, how VA can help you pay for it. In the last blog, I looked at the value of what you can learn in college. In this and the next blog, we’ll look at a few other reasons.

FOURTH REASON: The benefits of a degree outweigh the cost. Not all hiring managers understand the value of Veterans yet. Programs and experience with Veterans in the workplace are teaching them that a Veteran of our armed forces is a solid workforce asset. For now, however, all tend to appreciate the benefits of a college degree. That’s because most managers as well as their employees have college degrees themselves. They also understand that a college degree is worthwhile in terms of earning potential.

In fact, in 2014 a Federal Reserve of New York study showed that college educations are worth the money: Even in the face of rising student loan delinquency rates, increasing tuition costs and still-tough employment prospects for recent college graduates, the benefits of a degree outweigh the cost.

In the next blog, I’ll discuss a fifth and final reason for college: It helps you compete for the jobs you want.

In the meantime, check out the Education & Training programs you can take advantage of when you Join VA.

Share this story

Published on Nov. 9, 2015

Estimated reading time is 1.2 min.

Views to date: 48

More Stories

  • With unique opportunities and unmatched benefits, a job as a pharmacy technician at VA offers you a career that counts.

  • As an experienced professional, do you know what you want from your next career? When you begin your job search, consider these important points.

  • Join our recruiters for three events this October and learn what a career at VA has to offer.