The road to riches is paved by education--or so the data suggest. According to 2005 U.S. Census Bureau data, workers with advanced degrees earn over twice as much per year as those with just a high school diploma.
|Some HS, no diploma||$19,915|
|Some college, AA/AS degree||$37,990|
|MA/MS Advanced degree||$67,898|
As this chart from the US Department of Labor shows, people with advanced degrees also have a considerably lower chance of being unemployed. See unemployment rates by level of education:
|Education Attained||% Unemployed|
|No HS diploma||15.6%|
|Some college, AA/AS degree||8%|
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