Does it feel sometimes like your career is at a dead end?
If so, you may feel like you should do something to help ensure your future, but you may not know exactly what you can do.
Signs that a Change is Needed
Some signs that your career is at a dead-end include being passed over for promotion on a regular basis, losing out on jobs because you don’t have enough qualifications, or not being eligible for jobs due to a lack of credentials.
According to a recent study by the Institute of Education Statistics, more than 57 percent of continuing education students are post high school grads who are taking further education classes to advance in their careers.
Are you schooled sufficiently in your career of choice?
If you aren’t getting promoted the way you think you deserve to be, it’s possible that your educational credentials could be to blame.
Here is a list of careers where continuing education could equal promotion and higher pay:
Contractors can learn a great deal about new methods and technologies to advance in their careers, even if they don’t have a direct boss to report to.
In the contracting business, there are always new governmental regulations to adhere to, new employee policies to comply with, and updated building codes to adhere to.
As the following article looks at, Contractors school can make it easy to keep up with all of it.
The accountancy industry is constantly being bombarded with new tax laws and guidelines that have to be managed.
Not only do principal accountants have to be aware of these new regulations, but staff has to be aware of them as well, so they don’t inadvertently commit an infraction against tax code.
Getting Help for Continuing Education
If you are interested in continuing education in your career of choice but can’t afford it, it’s possible that your employer may be willing to subsidize all or part of your education.
Don’t assume they will say no. Subsidizing employee education is a big benefit for employers.
For one thing, they can take the expense as a tax write-off.
Secondly, they get the added benefit of having a highly educated employee on their staff once you complete your coursework. That’s a huge benefit to them, and they will likely increase your pay substantially as a result.
If you’re looking for a way to advance in your career but you don’t want to change jobs, enrolling in continuing education courses in your field might be the way to go. You’ll be able to prove existing knowledge in your industry as well as get updated on new advancements in your field of study.
The combined benefits of learning and pay are something that shouldn’t be ignored.
About the Author: Kate Supino writes extensive about best business practices.