Working And Learning Can Give High School Students A Career Boost
Working while in high school can come with a lot of benefits, but there are also some risks to a student’s education and overall health, if they work too much. Many high school students tend to see working as an advantage, and with questions about college ahead, students are often eager to gain real-life experience in today’s job market.
According to a Walden University study, nearly 30% of high school students are employed at a job for at least a portion of the school year. With that percentage forecasted to rise in the years ahead, students and parents are actively rethinking school, and revisiting ways to “earn while you learn.”
So, let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of working a job, while you are still in high school…
Working while in high school can teach students the relationship between money and education.
When applying for jobs and internships while in high school, it begins to become apparent to students that most lower-income jobs require little (or no) education to attain. This realization can lead to the understanding that a solid education, with career prep and appropriate certifications, can lead them to better earning potentials after high school.
Working while in high school can teach students the importance of money and budgeting.
Having a part-time job and/or paid internship, while in high school, gives students their own source of income. Earning a paycheck of their own can provide students with a clearer idea of the value of a dollar, in today’s market. Students who work while in high school are also typically more motivated to learn about budgeting, too, so that they can get the most out of their hard-earned dollars. It’s easy to see how quickly money can be spent – usually much faster than it is initially earned.
Working while in high school can teach students valuable time management skills.
Learning how to schedule classes, job shifts, internship duties, and extracurricular activities requires high school students to learn effective time management skills. There really is no classroom replacement for working a part-time job, as an aspect of the weekly schedule. Research has consistently shown that employed high school students allocate their time more efficiently than their unemployed peers.
Thinking about working a job over the summer break? Make sure you check out Top 5 Summer Jobs In Business For High School Students.
Not sure how to find a career you want? Then make sure you read How To Figure Out What Career You Want, by a Stride Success Coach!
To find out more about Stride Career Prep’s online programs, visit the site: https://www.stridelearning.com/career-prep.html
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