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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Education Research

Education is Power!

As you research the career(s) you are interested, you will notice that most occupations require more than a high school diploma, when it comes to education.  Additionally, as you can see in the graph below, there is a strong relationship between amount of education, frequency of unemployment, and wages earned.  Once you obtain the education needed to launch your career, keep on learning!  Lifelong learning will not only enrich your life, it will keep you current in your field and therefore make you more employable.

Chart. Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment

GCC Career Development Courses

To get extra career planning and exploration support consider registering for the following 1-credit courses at Greenfield Community College:

Introduces students to the career exploration and planning process. Students use online tools and supplemental resources to complete self-assessments, engage in self-reflection, gather information about careers of interest, and relate potential careers to educational opportunities. Through this class, students create an action plan for achieving their education and career goals. If you have questions or would like to register, contact Chaitali Brahmbhatt,

Relevant GCC Services

Education-specific Research Tools

Mass Career Information System (MassCIS)


Industry-Specific Career Information

Career/Education Exploration & Decision-Making Organizers

Additional Career Exploration Processes & Resources