Having just read this post
, which addresses the always thorny question of "is a graduate degree worth it?", I'm wondering how the people who did decide to take the financial leap came to their decision.
If you went back to school for a graduate degree--whether it proved "useful" or not--what type of financial/emotional logarithms did you use to assess the risk? Debt load vs. starting salary? Years lost to an underpaid profession vs. years to gain in a profitable new one? Starting late at your current age vs working further into retirement? Passion vs. planning for your financial future?
And was your assessment accurate?
Even if you knew that speech pathology degree would translate to a guaranteed hire, that massive student loan debt must have given you pause.
I would particularly love to hear from those who used the grad degree to change careers.
(Also, I'm specifically not mentioning any grad programs I"m currently considering so as to keep the conversation on rational risk assessment.)