Most students will have a working career of about 40 years. Speaking well plays a huge role in getting a job in the first place.  It also greatly influences how much you get paid. Earning just $2000 more per year is worth $80,000. Earning slightly more can be worth up to $240,000, as shown in the table below.

Medical Secretary
$28,000

Computer Tech
$35,000

Legal Secretary
$38,000

Increased Earnings

Years Working 40    
Add'l Earnings/yr. $2,000 $4,000 $6,000
Total $ $80,000 $160,000 $240,000

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