In this day-in-age, a 4-year bachelors degree just isn’t enough to make it in the job market. In order to get a high paying job, one must slave away for at least three more years after college to get a masters degree, a law degree, a PhD, etc.
College these days is less about what kind of job you’ll get afterward and more focused on what kind of graduate school you’ll be admitted to.
According to CNN, “Relying only on your bachelor’s to land a job is not the safest route to employment.” Most people still have the idea that those who obtain certain graduate degrees are only doing so because of either personal interest or the absolute need for certain professions such as: doctors, lawyers and professors. This idea is no longer valid.
Certain graduate degrees are needed to get any kind of job in the United States. With a hard-hitting recession and an extremely scarce job market, only the most qualified, skilled and experienced individuals will be hired.
Dr. Avent Beck, an adjunct professor at James Madison University, University of Virginia, and a visiting professor at Mercer University, has obtained 3 masters degrees from Columbia University and holds a Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Beck’s opinions about grad school are lessons to be learned.
Beck states, “A masters is quick, a vocational merit badge or an intellectual indulgence, or for the lucky person, it is both. A PhD is test of your will, and of the wills of those around you, upon whom you depend and who depend on you.”
Our time in college needs to be focused upon creating a guide for our futures: what kind of job we want and what we’re going to do to get it. Some of us may not be called for the rigor of a Ph.D., but searching for the perfect graduate school it is imperative.
Finding a job after college is hard; it is so important that we create goals and open doors for the right graduate schools to make our plans a perfect success.
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