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How much money cost for a career?

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Mark’s Answer

It depends on what you want to do. If your career choice requires a college degree, then you have to build that into your costs. Colleges provide multiple scholarships and grants to make it affordable for everyone. The costs all depend on the type of school you choose. State schools are less expensive than private schools. Community colleges are also a great option for the first 2 years of schooling. Below are some next steps you could take. Good luck!

Mark recommends the following next steps:

Go to a career website like Monster.com and research the requirements for a career that you would like. This will give you an idea if the career requires a college degree.
If the career requires a degree, research colleges that offer that degree program (remember State colleges are more inexpensive than private)
Request information from the colleges you choose. Many times the school recruiters are more than happy to help you get the information you need
Start researching scholarships and grants that may be available to you. You'll be surprised how much "free money" is available

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Deborah D.’s Answer

Hi Destiny,
This is a great question! Please bear with me as a walk this back a bit. I think it is important to understand the difference between a job, and a career, trust me you will have many jobs, but only a few careers.
Your question is pretty open ended, as in not having a clear direction.
Do you have any idea what you want to do? This is the question that leads to the answer. This is also where jobs come in. As you go through life, you will have different situations that will determine what you will need to do. I don't know what your situation is, or if money for school is an issue, but understand, school, money for school, where to go to school, what to study in school, etc., is an issue for everybody.
You may find that you have to get a job to save money for school. If you do; look for a job that will help with that.
Heck! McDonald's has a great tuition reimbursement plan. Also jobs will let you know what you absolutely do not want to do.
As you get out in the world, you will have experiences that will guide you to your answer, and often times a job will help get there.
Best of luck!

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Liuv’s Answer

My Bachelors in Business Administration cost me about $25k. I did not take out loans, I worked full time and went to school full time. I went 2.5 years to Waubonsee Community College before transferring to Robert Morris University. At community college I spent about $15K and transferred because I got a scholarship and paid about $10k out of pocket. School is great but if you have to take out loans to go that career better be worth the loans. I know people that owe $50-100k. You are literally starting your life after college with a bullet in your heel. You'll be paying $300-400 per month in loans. Not worth it, find something that you like and that will pay you well.