CNN Reports On The Best Investments Today

A recent article by Vanessa Ko for CNN points out that the best investment you can make today is an investment in your education. She refers to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that confirms a degree is worth the time and money.

If you have been thinking about pursuing your education, the data makes it a “no brainer.” You can earn up to 1.5 times more than with just your high-school diploma. “Probably in these times there is no better investment you can make than in your education. Rate of return is in the order of 10 to 15 percent,” says Andreas Schleicher of OECD.

“There’s an increasing premium on better skills. And the people who pay the price for this are the low-skilled, because that work is getting outsourced, getting digitized, getting automated.” Schleicher said. 

Get the skills that will make it easier to land a job. In these times, there are many applicants competing for the same few job openings. The employer will not only choose the applicant with the right skills, they will only interview candidates who have a degree and real skills they can use.


“The reason the degree is valuable is because you’ve learned some kind of marketable skill. So I think the main focus should be on ‘O.K., what do I want my career path to be, and which degree is going to help me attain that goal?’ says James Vere, an economist at the University of Hong Kong, who researches job earnings.

It’s time to make an important investment in yourself and your future. LA ORT College is here to help. You can earn an AAS degree at ORT in less than a year and start in your new career soon after. We’ll help you decide on which course of study matches your talents and interests. Our Financial Aid advisors will help make it affordable for you. Your program will also prepare you to present yourself professionally in your job search. Our Job Placement officers have an excellent record of helping graduates land their first job.

Invest in your future.
LA ORT college offers Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) programs. Take the first step to a great career and create a better future for yourself and your family!

  • Accounting Degree – gives you in-demand bookkeeping and accounting skills with a focus on financial statements and accounting management.  
  • Business Management Degree – prepares students for a variety of positions in a professional business environment. 
  • Medical Office Management Degree – get the skills needed to work the front desk or in the back office of clinics and hospitals.
  • Digital Media Degree – trains you in graphic design, animation, web development and marketing communications. 

Invest now. LA ORT is here to help you. Contact us or call this number (323) 248-8555 to speak to a friendly Student Advisor today.  Before long you will have a degree and be glad you made the investment in yourself.

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.

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