Forty years ago, you didn’t need a degree to make something of yourself after high school. You did have to work harder (at the very least) without a degree; however, it wasn’t mandated across the board. Nowadays, college grads (with an undergraduate degree) are even having a hard time finding the career, not the job, they went to school for. The “baby boomers” mostly retired from the job they got right out of high school and now, young adults have four or more jobs before they get their annual evaluation!
More and more adults who have careers and families are going back to, or starting college for the first time! There is even an entire education sector dedicated to online schooling – to make education readily available to all who have internet! Earning a degree for some is a right of passage – for others, they will be the first in their families to ever graduate from college. For those who wait until later in life to earn a degree, don’t fear – it IS possible to succeed and maintain yourself and your life prior to school.
Today, you can find a lot of advice on how to juggle work and earning a degree. You can even find advice on raising a family and earning a degree. Here, you can read advice on how to juggle all three and still maintain a sense of self and still keep up with all of your obligations. The article even touts that you can manage all three and “Still pick the kids up from school”. There are no indicators for if this article is for single parents or not; however, the rules still apply in one way or another.