Is a Master's Degree worth it?

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    Dec 16, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    Hey guys. Just finished another semester of grad school and at the end of each semester I ask myself is it worth the time (and money) to finish my master's degree? Luckily, my job pays for one class each semester, but I still have to pay another 2K for the other class. In the grand scheme of things for my job, it doesn't mean I'll get a pay increase. The only reason I am trying to finish was because I was a GA before taking my full-time job. Should I finish it? I'm 12 hours from graduation, 6 of which are a project/thesis.
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    Dec 16, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    If you've almost completed it might as well complete it. Then you'll have the bragging rights to say you have a Master's. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 16, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    raginraider12 saidHey guys. Just finished another semester of grad school and at the end of each semester I ask myself is it worth the time (and money) to finish my master's degree? Luckily, my job pays for one class each semester, but I still have to pay another 2K for the other class. In the grand scheme of things for my job, it doesn't mean I'll get a pay increase. The only reason I am trying to finish was because I was a GA before taking my full-time job. Should I finish it? I'm 12 hours from graduation, 6 of which are a project/thesis.


    Finish it if you're that close. Nobody can ever take an education away from you. Once you score the degree, it's done.

    Also, it is my view that professional advancement comes from "moving around", not "moving up".

    Sad commentary. I know. However, it was the corporate world that changed the rules on the individual from "Get a good education, come work for us for 40 years, and you'll be set for a lifetime" to "What value can you create for us NOW? Why the fuck should we care what you did yesterday, last year, or any other time in the past?"

    Job security is a myth. Your advancement comes from you capitalizing on the career opportunities which fit YOUR plan, not some company's plan.

    Don't ever be fooled.
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    Dec 16, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    The benefits may not be immediate. A Masters may help you with career progression as you retain experience. And I agree that you should go ahead and finish it being so close. If you don't, you may be asking yourself "what-if" and regret your decision. Best wishes to you and congratulations on getting so far.