For the Week 1 Critical Thinking Exercise, you will explain the opportunity cost of getting your college degree by analyzing what steps and economic factors a potential student mustmake when choosing to pursue an education including the value of current versus future earnings once you apply this formal training. Given your answer, is getting a formal college education worth your opportunity cost? Why? Essentially, you are conducting a cost/benefit analysis, comparing the cost of college including both explicit (tuition, books, fees) and implicit costs (forgone income while in college or reduced income, other) against the future earning potential in your chosen profession. To support the earnings component, please utilize information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings by employment classification/categories based on your future profession at .Task 1: Create a new discussion topic on or before Friday at 11:55 p.m. by clicking the '**REPLY HERE**' post. In your reply, you will post your answers to the Week 1 Critical Thinking Exercise questions. Your response to the exercise questions should be a minimumof 150 words.