To College or Not To College?(Winter/Spring 2006)
By Karen Litzinger, MA, LPC

Most studies concur that further education on average increases earnings and decreases unemployment.
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But one needs to look deeper to see if college is really the panacea that society christens it to be. Some interesting data is a November "Jobs of the Futur" report of the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania:

For the complete report, go to To explore training and retraining options that match with your skills, interests, values and personality, consider making a career counseling appointment.

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