Might it be time to go back to school?
September 9, 2011
College enrollments are at an all-time high despite the fact that many new grads are struggling to land professional jobs. A new graduate with a bachelor's degree may segue right into a master's program rather than face a difficult job search.
In some cases, workers displaced in the shrinking manufacturing sector may go back to school to transition into the emerging field of green energy.
Other workers may simply want to stay competitive in their current careers. A college degree or special certification may now be "required" when only a few years ago the job specifications for similar positions were less stringent.
And then there are those who choose to go back to school to improve their job satisfaction. Boomers may say, "If I have to work for 15 more years, I want to do something meaningful."
Regardless of what is driving your decision, it is important to consider the true costs as well as the potential benefits of going back to school. Begin by listening to what is calling you. What unique gifts do you want to use on a regular basis?
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