Examine the chart above. It is from the New York State Department of Labor and it shows that the more educated you are, the more money you make. A person who graduates from high school and then stops his or her education makes around $33,000 a year while a student who graduates from college - any college - makes at least $88,000 a year. If a student continues and earns his or her graduate degree, there's even more money to be earned. A typical college graduate with a bachelor's degree (the first one earned) makes $1,500,000 - that's one and a half million dollars - more over a lifetime than a high school graduate. So, the next time you are ready to complain about homework or tests or a research paper or a Regents exam, think about how much you will eventually be paid for all your hard work. It'll make the work worth it - and don't forget that you can get lots of help with your work in the Study Center!
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