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Getting Ahead Starts With A B.A.



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ANCHOR LEAD: Many people today are choosing to forgo a college education and enter the workforce. Brian Osuch finds out how that can have an everlasting effect on career advancement and future earning potential. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I’m Brian Osuch. What does it take to get ahead? Most career analysts and experts agree a bachelor’s degree is the hot ticket to success. Dr. Elena Mastors, Dean of Faculty at University of Phoenix, College of Humanities and Sciences says with that degree comes some primary benefits. CUT: (Dr. Mastors) It helps you get the job. An employer is often more likely to choose a candidate with a college degree. That means unemployment is lower for college grads, and workers with a bachelor’s degree secure higher starting salaries and see increases throughout their careers. SCRIPT: Dr. Mastors says employers often view workers with a degree as more valuable or more skilled… CUT: (Dr. Mastors) Graduates often have an advantage when it comes to adapting to a changing workforce. They’re able to use their critical and creative thinking skills in any career regardless of their major. That’s why flexible online offerings from schools like University of Phoenix can make earning a degree possible for anyone. There are a number of undergraduate degrees students can pursue on their own time. SCRIPT: For more, go to Phoenix.edu. That’s Newsbreak from University of Phoenix. I’m Brian Osuch.
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