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Who is My Way Mississippi?

My Way Mississippi MS is the no-cost, one-stop-shop to help Mississippians plan, prepare, manage, and finance their post-secondary education.

If you are:

  • A recent high school graduate
  • A student transferring from one higher education institution to another
  • A non-traditional student with a GED
  • An adult desiring to return to college
  • A counselor, an educator or a parent seeking college and career advising resources

Check us out, we can help!

Why should I get a College Degree?

It’s common knowledge that people with more education get jobs that pay more money. How much more? In a lifetime, college graduates earn nearly $1 million more than their friends and family members with only a high school diploma.

On average, earnings increase with education, regardless of race or gender. You will also be less likely to become unemployed.  According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), median weekly earnings grow from $493 to $678 per week, just by earning a high school diploma. Having an Associate’s degree increases to $798 weekly and having a Bachelor’s degree increases average earnings to $1,137 per week.  More education pays off in higher earnings and even lower unemployment rates.

Top 20 Fastest Growing Jobs, US

Occupations, Most Job Growth

OccupationPercentage Increase
Solar photovoltaic installers63.3%
Wind turbine service technicians26.9%
Home Health Aides36.6%
Personal Care Aides36.4%
Occupational Therapy Assistants33.1%
Information Security Analysts31.6%
Physician Assistants31.1%
Statisticians30.7%
Nurse Practitioners28.2%
Speech Language Pathologists27.3%
Physical Therapy Assistants27.1%
Genetic Counselors27%
Mathematicians26%
Operations Research Analysts25.6%
Software Developers, Applications25.6%
OccupationPercentage Increase
Personal Care Assistants5.2%
Food Prep/Service Workers17.3%
Registered Nurses12.1%
Home Health Aides36.6%
Cooks, restaurant21.9%
Software Developers, Applications25.6%
General and operations managers6.9%
Medical Assistants22.6%
Construction laborers10.5%
Market Research Analysts20.4%
Nursing Assistants8.9%
Management Analysts13.5%
Financial Managers16.0%
Medical Secretaries16.0%
Carpenters8.0%

Sources: 
United States Department of Labor. (2020, April 15). Fastest growing occupations, 2018 and projected 2028. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/fastest-growing-occupations.htm

United States Department of Labor. (2020, April 15). Occupations with the most job growth, 2018 and projected 2028. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/occupations-most-job-growth.htm

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