Education gives you the knowledge, skills, and credibility to achieve your maximum potential. In terms of financial success, statistics have shown that the more education you have i.e. the higher degree you achieve , the more money you are likely to make.
In 2011, the median weekly earnings for high school graduates was $638 while those with bachelor s degrees made $1053. That same year, those with masters or doctoral degrees made $1263 and $1551.
Not all education has to be formal. Apprenticeships and long term training programs are also positively correlated with higher incomes.