There have since been some considerably qualified and experienced experts in various fields who have taken the liberty to explain how what we learn as part of our basic education can be applied in the real world, yet there’s still that lingering question of just how relevant what we learn in high school is. Could you walk straight into a specialist career with nothing but the knowledge you acquired as part of your high school curriculum, for instance? Can you make a living wage or even climb the corporate ladder?
Although many people are perhaps legitimately questioning the perceived value of something like a college degree, there is a reason why further education or higher education beyond high school comes with pretty steep costs. Your elementary (primary) and secondary (high school) education falls under the bracket of basic education because its primary purpose is to equip you with the skills you need to further your education. Basically when you leave high school, you graduate possessing the intended skill of learning itself, which is why we generally start following a specialist academic course.
So the short answer is yes, you can indeed use the basic education you have to get straight into a specialist career, but it requires a deployment of your acquired learning skills to pretty much learn on the job or tap into your ability to conduct the appropriate research required to carve out whatever specialist career you want to get into.
Some career opportunities to explore
Remember that the remuneration tied to a specific job which is completed by someone in large part depends on how many people can complete that job. The rarer the skill, the more people are willing to pay for it, because there won’t be a lot of people who can offer it. So it’s fair to assume that pretty much any job you get straight out of high school won’t be one which pays really well, but then things point to experience as the value proposition. As you gain experience, your earnings potential rises too, so even if you’re someone like a self-taught programmer, graphic designer or content writer, both your talent in that field and your experience will need to be nurtured and developed in order for you to earn more money.
Applying a little creativity
Granted, sometimes business opportunities or job opportunities fall right into the laps of some lucky individuals, but this type of good fortune still needs to be shaped and moulded into something of value. A little bit of creativity can go a really long way, such as how a leading pest control company in Salem could very well have established itself as a leader in the local market by simply taking the time to study pests closer and take some steps towards developing pest control solutions which are specific to that particular environment they’re serving. At the most basic of levels, this is high school biology developed further alongside the deeper exploration of high school physics, particularly chemistry.