Best advice is to have your employer pay for a Master’s of Arts known as an MA degree or tuition reimbursement. Unless you plan to be in one of these high-paying careers then it makes no sense to spend hours and time on an MA degree that keeps you in debt depression. If you plan for a career in academia-college or university environment then an MA later a Phd will be required to move up the college ranks yet a plain BA degree will suffice to keep your head above water. I notice more employers requiring “real-world” work experience such as those attained by sales, entrepreneurship, launching a business or even consulting career paths that do not require classroom success. All those hours, days, weeks, years financial resources spent on an MA could probably be better invested elsewhere such as creating an online presence, freelancing, gigging contracting ideas than can motivate a person to build a side income just in case there is change at your place of employment. I say this since I have 2 MA degrees one that is listed Education #4 on the list of lowest paid $62,017 not alot of money in a high cost city like San Francisco, Los Angeles etc I have a friend of mine doing quite well in IT-Information Technology he does not have any college degrees he started college then life got in the way now after passing the COMPTIA A+ certification he is earning or exceeding what some people earn with BA and MA degree with NO student loan debt.
Several years ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics had a story on pursuing an MA degree. Before you embark on your journey to an MA degree carefully conduct due diligence look at student loan debt levels and full-time employment in the field because I have met college graduates driving for a ride-share company some with an MA who tell me no one will hire them because they are “over educated” everyday they work outside their career field makes it more difficult to enter their chosen career field.
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