Scenario Thinker wrote:
Don't try to predict that you're already done with the degree or how well you will do, just start it and see where it takes you. Can you go for anything, or is it for an MBA or other industry related degree? You're lucky that English was paid for. I had a math degree paid for, but I sort of slipped it in before they got very stringent and I wouldn't have been able to later (in either my previous company where I got the degree, where it was then grandfathered, or my current company).
Being an English major means I knew how to BS the reasons they should support it - along with detailed essays of the reasons supporting this
Funny thing is - I actually learned "real" skills that really helped my analytical job. THat was a nice surprise. (like problem solving,organizational and analytical skills that can apply to any industry really)
Is the value of the education or learning process worth more than the time?
If so, the answer is yes.
Education isn't all about financial rewards. What I learned in grad school made it worth going. The increase in my earning power was just a side benefit.
I agree in theory. I think maybe I just don't think I'm up to going thru it (and all the stress/work it involvs) if I don't have a specific goal in mind. Will mull on this....hmmm.
Don't try to predict that you're already done with the degree or how well you will do, just start it and see where it takes you. Can you go for anything, or is it for an MBA or other industry related degree?
It is a MS in Health System Mgmt, which is directly related to my job/industry. It is the closest thing to a MHA in the area I've found (and a hot new academic program from what I gather compared to 5-10 yrs ago).
You all have said things worth thinking about and your responses are positive - thank you.
PS: The main thing I'm not liking about school...it is accelerated semesters and I'd have to give up 30 Saturdays per year (at 8:00 am - and I am NOT a morning person lol). Shallow reason...you bet.