School-- or what else?

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School-- or what else?
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11 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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English
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United States -- Bureau of Labor Standards
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U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards :
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Labor supply -- Effect of education on -- United States   ( lcsh )
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"U.S. Government Printing Office: 1962-O-642541"--P. 11.

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University of Florida
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DID YOU

KNOW THAT...
* an education helps you appreciate more things?
-because it opens up more ways to enjoy life.
* with the necessary education and training you will have
a better chance to get an interesting job, good wages,
steady employment, and satisfaction in life?
-because more jobs will be available to you.
It is harder and harder to find a job nowadays or to get
ahead if you are poorly educated and untrained. Ma-
chines are doing the work unskilled beginners used to do.






Look at the choice of job openings you'd have with an
education. _


PROFESSIONAL AND '
TECHNICAL WORKERS



CLERICAL AND SALES
WORKERS



PROPRIETORS AND
MANAGERS




SKILLED WORKERS




SEMISKILLED WORKERS


SERVICE WORKERS


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Then look at what you'd have to settle for with little
education.


UNSKILLED WORKERS



And there will be less and less demand for these workers.



















THE ARMED FORCES URGE YOU to complete high
school before entering the service because you will have a
better chance to-
* absorb military technical training
* be selected for military schooling
* be advanced in rank

During the "Sixties" over 18 million young jobseekers
will have had at least a high school education--competi-
tion for the better, more interesting jobs will be keen.





WHY IS EDUCATION SO IMPORTANT?

You may think what you learn at school isn't anything
you really need. However, acquiring some adequate
preparation for living and working is one of the wisest
things you'll ever do. An education in itself won't guar-
antee you success, but it does open doors leading to
opportunities.






Education Will Give You

Greater Job Security

Education qualifies you for more opportunities for full-
time work and reduces the chances of long periods of
unemployment.
For example, see how much less unemployment 1959-60
high school graduates had in comparison with school drop-
outs of the same years:
Unemployed

22 of every 100 dropouts

13 of every 100 graduates


almost 2 to 1 in favor of better education

Unemployed over 6 months

16 of every 100 dropouts

5 of every 100 graduates



more than 3 to 1 in favor of better education


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Education Has a Dollars-and-Cents Value

With more schooling you not only tend to have more job
security, but you tend to earn more. The difference in
earnings between a school dropout and a high school grad-
uate increases from age 20 on.
In the illustration, based on 1958 Census figures, you can
see how much an education is worth in terms of actual
income. The annual salaries shown are for grade school
graduates, high school dropouts, and high school gradu-
ates in the same four age groups: 25-34, 35-44, 45-54,
and 55-64.


PEAK
$5,053


25-34
years


35-44
years


45-54
years


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25-34
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35-44
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DROPOUT







Education is the Key to

a More Satisfying Life

You acquire habits you'll need
Forcing yourself to study, to complete your assignments,
and to learn subjects that are hard for you gets you ready
to apply yourself on a job.
You develop abilities of reasoning and thinking
The experiences of an education train you to develop a
desire to learn, to observe, and to evaluate. You learn
how to adapt to different situations and problems, and to
consider other individuals' ideas and opinions.
You learn to work with others
Getting along with your teachers and classmates is the
best way to learn how to get along with your future boss,
fellow workers, and neighbors.
You discover more ways to a happy life
Your goals, ambitions, and emotions are affected by the
knowledge you possess. This could mean a richer, more
meaningful life for you-as an individual, neighbor,
citizen, and parent.

WHAT IF YOU CAN GET A JOB BY
QUITTING SCHOOL NOW?
THE JOB YOU GET NOW will be no more interesting, might
have longer hours, and be more confining than school.
THE JOBS that school dropouts aremable to get do not pay
much and offer little chance for advancentent. *
AT FIRST, you will have more money than your friends at






school, but then what? Your schoolmates who do grad-
uate from high school will soon earn more. On the aver-
age, a high school graduate during his working lifetime,
beginning at age 18, earns
$46,000 more than high school dropouts
$76,000 more than grade school graduates.
YoU PROBABLY will get a job where you will do the same
thing year after year. Unless you are lucky and can be
trained on the job for other work, chances are you will be
qualified for only one kind of work. Usually you have to
have a high school education to qualify for training for
skilled jobs.


BUT YOU NEED MONEY NOW!

O.K., but don't quit school. Get a part-time job-after
school and during school vacations. You will earn some
money and also the part-time job will give you
good experience
a chance to show your employer what you can do
possibilities for a full-time job when you graduate.


HOW DO YOU GET A PART-TIME JOB?

You will need help to find such a job.
TALK THIS OVER with your school counselor. Discover
what your general ability and interests are.
VISIT YOUR NEAREST public employment office. There an
employment counselor will explore job opportunities with
you and relate them to your aptitudes, interests, and
needs.
LET FRIENDS, relatives, and neighbors know you want a
job.






WATCH the help wanted columns in the newspapers.
POST A NOTICE on school, church, supermarket, and other
bulletin boards.
ADVERTISE with post cards or by word-of-mouth in your
neighborhood or where you think there may be job oppor-
tunities.
ORGANIZE, with other students, a campaign in the com-
munity to interest businessmen and others in providing
more part-time jobs.
CONTACT the Y's, the city recreation department, men's
and women's service clubs, and your church groups for
job possibilities.
BEGIN in early spring to look for a summer job. Re-
member, a summer job may be developed into a part-time
job* for the rest of the year, and may later lead to a good,
permanent job.


BUT..
















*Materials on part-time and summer jobs are available on request from the U.S.
Department of Labor, Washington 25, D.C.


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STAY IN SCHOOL
School is your big chance. It helps prepare you for the
jobs that will bring lifetime rewards if you are ready
for the opportunities. It's true that "lucky breaks" help,
but remember that EDUCATION does too.








For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington 25, D.C. Price 10 cents
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