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Earning a master’s degree is more than delaying the inevitability of a crappy job market–it’s an opportunity to gain an advantage over everyone else in your field.
And though disputing theÂ value of a degree is “in” right now, here’s a counterargument for you:Â it’s not a waste of your time or money; it’s an investment in your future earning power.
Here are a few reasons why:
1. It’s a gap well spent
If you’re unsuccessfully looking for work, you might end up with a long employment gap on your resume. A master’s degree can fill that gap. An advanced degree can also be seen as a reset button.
Young people often get pigeonholed in crappy careers after their first jobs.Â A master’s degree allows you a chance to get your stuff together and figure outÂ what you really want to do. One friend of mine even transitioned from sports marketing to energy management, a change that would have been almost impossible without the master’s he earned.
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