When you graduate from school and enter the workforce, you are required to study independently. There is no homework or tests, and there are almost no opportunities to be told to study this.
Do you find yourself not studying enough or feeling at a loss because you don’t know what to study or how to study?
For you, we will explain recommended study content for working adults and tips for studying efficiently in a small amount of time. It should be helpful for new members of society and mid-career business people who are thinking, “I want to learn something.”
How much time do working adults spend studying?
First of all, how much study time should working adults set aside? As a guide, let us introduce data published in the business magazine “President” in 2016.
This is the result of asking 500 business people with an annual income of 20 million yen or more and 500 business people with an annual income of 5 million yen how much they study on weekdays. However, those who spend no time studying on weekdays are excluded.
Among working adults who have the habit of studying on weekdays, most study for about 30 minutes to 2 hours. Considering the fact that some people don’t study at all, if you study for even an hour on weekdays, you’re probably working really hard.
However, don’t forget about the strong people who study for more than 3 hours a day. We often hear that working adults in Japan don’t study hard, but there are some rivals who work hard to achieve their goals.
This data also shows that people with higher incomes tend to spend more time studying. This can be interpreted as “people with higher annual incomes have more time”, but it can also be interpreted as “studying and acquiring skills increases the value of human resources and increases annual incomes”.