Budgeting For Continuing Education: How Much Will You Need?

Once you have succeeded in getting a degree, you should look for employment in the area in which your degree qualifies you to work. After that success, you can begin to think about getting continuing education. By continuing education, the premise is that you are getting additional classwork in a school in which you already have a degree. You are continuing your growth in your field by attending continuing education classes. In many work situations that qualifies you for free classwork that will give you additional course hours in your field. You can budget about one tenth of your salary for continuing education.
You might get free seminars in your field that offer continuing education credits. The seminars are usually nominally priced and include participation with other of your peers working in your area. You could also get reimbursed by your employer for taking continuing education classes. Employers, occasionally, have special incentives to get their employees to take continuing education classes.
If you have decided to pay for additional classes in your field, you should get a schedule of classes and cost for each class. You will also need to figure in transportation, books and other costs that are part of taking any classes in your field.

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