Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Value of an Education and College Degree

The Value of an Education

How a Degree at SFI Increases Your Earning Potential

By Gail Benzler

There is no better investment in your future than a college degree. In today's job marketplace and economy, the value of a degree in terms of opportunity and actual earnings over the course of a career are exponentially great. The almost $700 billion film industry is no exception. 

The United States Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) really brings the differences in earning power between those with a degree and those without stunningly into focus. Their study said, "These findings indicate that workers with college degrees earn significantly more than those without; they also emphasize how lower education levels tend to correspond with higher unemployment rates. In 2015, adults with bachelor's degrees took home more than those with high school diplomas. Degree holders earned $48,500 a year, while diploma holders earned $23,900." These statistics are for those just entering the job market.

Bachelor degree holders can expect to make a stunning 84% more than non-degree holders -- we're talking of millions of dollars over your career lifetime.

What does all of this mean for you?

The best way to enter the job market -- and again, the film industry is no different -- is to be well prepared. Here at Seattle Film Institute, we are known for providing each and every one of our students the very best training and education to prepare them for successful careers in film. As a fully-accredited degree-granting institution, we take pride in our unique programming, hands-on, collaborative studio environment, expert faculty of film professionals and passion for the industry.

You'll leave SFI with that Certificate, BA or graduate degree (we have an over 94% completion rate, shattering state and national completion averages). What's more, you'll take advantage of our industry-leading job placement and internship programs. Award-winning curriculum, a degree, job training and placement? You get it all right here.

In addition, we've got access to the best financial aid options, including Title IV federal funding streams, grants, scholarships, veterans and military benefits and much more.

There truly aren't any barriers -- you can get that degree, train for a top career in a field you love and get to work in a field with high earning potential.

Fall classes begin in September and we'll help walk you through every step of the enrollment and financial aid process. Download our course catalog.

To start, attend our College and Career Planning Day, Saturday, June 25 at our campus/studio. It all begins at 11 a.m. Or, schedule a personal tour of our school. 

Contact Chris 
Call: 206.568.4387

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