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Old 10-02-2011
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How many are in Graduate school, or already have a Graduate degree?

I changed directions several times so it took me longer than expected, but will graduate with a Master of Education in Special Education Pedagogy in the Spring.

I was originally getting a Master's in Sociology, then Forensic Science, but finally decided on Education. So I'll be changing career paths from law enforcement to teaching soon. I like law enforcement, but my true calling is teaching.
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Kris, I would go for your PHD, and teach at the college level.
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Kris..follow your passion and do what you must to stand out from the rest of the pack. If that's an advanced degree or two, then get er done!

I finally got my BS in Business Management in 2004 and thought hard about getting my masters. What convinced me to not bother was that I would not reap the benefits for my career (Fire Service) field and I plan on retiring in 6 to 8 years, so the return on the investments just wouldn't be there for me.
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Kris, I would go for your PHD, and teach at the college level.
I definitely plan to keep going. I actually just applied to a PhD program in Special Education Leadership.
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Originally Posted by Purplehazeir View Post
Kris..follow your passion and do what you must to stand out from the rest of the pack. If that's an advanced degree or two, then get er done!

I finally got my BS in Business Management in 2004 and thought hard about getting my masters. What convinced me to not bother was that I would not reap the benefits for my career (Fire Service) field and I plan on retiring in 6 to 8 years, so the return on the investments just wouldn't be there for me.
Sure will, life is too short to have regrets.

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. My Mom went back to college for a PhD and is about halfway finished. She has no desire to leave the teaching position she has now so she won't see much benefit either. It's basically just a personal goal she has set for herself.
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I've noticed a lot of my friends who graduated last year have moved on to graduate school. I'm not sure if its because the job market is so sucky they aren't having any luck finding a job so they just stay in school or what. But its a noticeable percentage more with my class than with previous classes. Just something I've noticed
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I've noticed a lot of my friends who graduated last year have moved on to graduate school. I'm not sure if its because the job market is so sucky they aren't having any luck finding a job so they just stay in school or what. But its a noticeable percentage more with my class than with previous classes. Just something I've noticed
I think some of it has to do with the current job market, but also the fact that many "good jobs" now require an advanced degree. An advanced degree also helps set a person apart from the rest when applying and interviewing for new positions or advancement in a current position.

Take a look at the educational attainment in the U.S.:

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/e.../Table1-01.csv

There is a large difference between every level after a Bachelor's degree, which is becoming the norm.
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