I read this article just a couple of months ago on Clutch Magazine
about the value of a Master's Degree. Now a lot of people don't know this but I have a Dual degree/Masters in Education and sometimes...SOMETIMES I feel that it just may not be worth it.
Now don't get me wrong I LOVE my job and relate and apply ALL that I learn from my studies to my job as a Site Director for a Learning Program in NYC Public School's but sometimes I just wonder if this paper that I call my degree was really worth it. With knowing that Sallie Mae will want her money back, taking out loams and repaying them and to some... be in debt because they are over qualified for a job that was meant for them to taking a job that really doesn't require a Masters degree at all.
When reading this article on-line the first thing that came to mind was my cousin who graduated with Honors with her BA from Stony Brook University
and Her Masters from Columbia University
and still struggling to get that right job where she doesn't have to sacrfice as well as live from check to check. Now grated we "were" in a recession around that time but NOW with all of the experience that she has she is still basically making under $40,000 at a job she hates.
I recently (yesterday) had this discussion with my sister Renata, who graduated yesterday with her BA in History and I asked her.. "So what's next?" implying if she made her mind up about Grad School. At first she laughed and then she paused and said "I don;t know, is Grad school worth it?" Being the older sister that I am (with three dregree's) I myself had to think about it. Is my Masters degree worth it? Everyday for me is a different task. I am happy that I went back to school and happy that I have that education background as well as knowledge to apply everything that I learned to the job I love... granted, LOANS, LOANS & MORE LOANS will forever have me rolling my eyes but I am happy at my acomplishments.
So I ask this question... Is your Degree worth it?