In previous blogs I have talked about going back to school (it was truly one of the best things I ever did, to go back and get my MBA from NYU!) With the continuing weakened economy, and global demand for higher levels of skills and education, adults are re-enrolling in college campuses across the nation and online. The stats are convincing: studies are showing that 75% of future jobs will most likely need some type of certification or licensure, and those professions that demand a BS or BA will grow 50% faster than the national average. So a college degree looks more and more a necessity and a good investment.
You think, go back to school- not at my age! But by going back, you’d be one of huge numbers: recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education are revealing that adult students are now the fastest growing demographic in the educational arena, with those numbers increasing steadily.
Baby Boomers know they will be living longer, and demand more from their lives. They want fulfillment, not just a job. More DARE-ing women aged 55 to 79 are deciding what they want to do in their next years. A report from The American Council on Education, entitled, Framing New Terrain: Older Adults & Higher Education, shows more that with older adults returning to college in record numbers, they are DARE–ing to pursue new career ideas, found new businesses, and create their lifelong dreams.
DARE MUSCLE: go back to school with your learning MUSCLE!1) http://www.luminafoundation.org/publications/focus_archive/Focus_Fall_2009.pdf 2) http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/adulted/index.asp