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    Should I get a master's degree?

    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: Should I get a masterís degree?

    From the second article:

    "Thereís a standard rule of thumb that you should not be borrowing more than what your expected first-year wages are."
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    Re: Should I get a masterís degree?

    Invest a bit more and get a PhD in English literature if you want to work here
    originally posted by Daniel in PhD Funny

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    Re: Should I get a masterís degree?

    Regarding PhDs:

    "PhDs in maths and computing, social sciences and languages earn no more than those with master's degrees. The premium for a PhD is actually smaller than for a master's degree in engineering and technology, architecture and education. Only in medicine, other sciences, and business and financial studies is it high enough to be worthwhile. Over all subjects, a PhD commands only a 3% premium over a master’s degree."

    Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time - The Economist
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    Re: Should I get a masterís degree?

    Of course, the reasons for getting a Master's Degree or a Ph.D. degree, depending on the area of study, are not just economic.

    The length of focused study does provide the concentration and time for increased knowledge of the area beyond a lower degree.

    Additionally, depending on what you want to do in your career, an advanced degree may be required.

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    Re: Should I get a masterís degree?

    Not surprisingly, information technology pays better (often twice as much) compared to mental health:

    Best-Paying And Worst-Paying Master's Degrees | Monster.com
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    Re: Should I get a masterís degree?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Not surprisingly, information technology pays better (often twice as much) compared to mental health:
    That's probably to help compensate for the future costs of mental health professional needs being an IT professional creates.

    It's like getting married and having kids: Seems awesome until you're in the turmoil of no more "cookie" cause the baby kept the wife awake all night for the past year, etc... Then it starts to feel like Walt Disney lied to you

    Disclaimer: Yes, I'm slightly blowing things out of proportion
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    And I always liked the idea of having two part time jobs in different fields.
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    The thrills of modern day job security! "They let me in the building this morning... I haven't been escorted off the premises by security yet..."
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