What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

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Whether you are sitting in a sophomore high school class or working a dead end job in the labor force, college may be on your mind, and for good reason. US News and World Report says those with an Associates degree can earn $400-700 thousand more dollars in their lifetime than their high school diploma counterparts.

It is almost a no-brainer if someone offered you $700,000 and all you had to do is put in two years worth of education to earn it. You are on the cusp of making a decision that will change the rest of your life. Many times, we are asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up,’ and some, if not most, have no idea what they really want to do. No matter your age, it is always a question you should ask yourself – what DO I want to be when I grow up?

Here at Chatfield – we are different. The Associate of Liberal Arts degree allows someone who doesn’t know what they want to do study various topics and hopefully find out where their journey will take them. For some of us, it’s Business, where classes such as Principles of Accounting and Microeconomics fulfill our lifelong work desires, for others Addiction Studies and Child Development lead to a life of fulfillment.

Chatfield approaches liberal in the classic form – students develop skills of free thinking and try to better understand the world around them. We strive to create thinkers and doers to make the world around us a better place.

When you are sitting at a crossroads about what you want to do with life, whether it be leave the dead-end job and go to school,or back school or if you are sitting in your sophomore English class you have to ask yourself, ‘what do I want to be when I grow up?’

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