Graduate Degrees With the Best Futures
In a tough job market, it makes sense to look for
ways to set yourself apart from the competition. But is extra school the best –
or most cost-effective – way to advance?
This year, 26% of graduating seniors headed for a graduate or professional
degree, up from 24% last year, according to the National Association of Colleges
and Employers, a professional association. Add to those ranks people who are
working but want to go back to school — or who are simply not working and are
applying to school as a back up — and enrollment swells even more.
But if these students are looking at
as a refuge from a tough economy, it’s the wrong approach, says Kathy Sims, the
director of the University of California, Los Angeles Career Center. Prospective
students should be even more careful about investing in further education in the
current environment, because the long-term impact of the recession on particular
fields isn’t yet clear...Keep Reading.