The level of education you have can impact career options. It can affect:
- Whether you can find a job
- The types jobs available to you
- The chances of finding a job you enjoy
- How much money you earn
Getting a diploma, degree, or trade certification will lead to a higher income. In Nova Scotia, individuals who take training beyond their high school diploma earn more.
- No degree, certificate, or diploma – this includes those who attended but did not complete high school and those with a primary education grade 8 or lower.
- High school graduate – received a high school diploma or equivalent.
- High School Graduate, Some postsecondary – worked toward, but did not complete a trade certificate, certificate, diploma, or degree beyond the high school level.
- Postsecondary certificate or diploma – includes a completed apprenticeship trades certification, college certificate or diploma, or certificates below a bachelor from a university.
- University degree – attained a university bachelor’s degree or above.
People with a higher level of education are more likely to be employed in Nova Scotia. Having a good education will help you find a job you enjoy.
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