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Show Of Hands November 13th, 2017 8:37am

Do you have (or do you plan on getting) a Master's degree?

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thegoodtwin NH
11/17/17 3:28 am

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and (Master of Public Health (MPH)

Obvious101 MO
11/16/17 9:52 am

As usual, there’s something really whacked with these statistics. Only 93% of those listed as having a Masters degree answered affirmatively, & only 63% of people claiming doctors degrees. Perhaps a lot of MD’s, DDS’s, & DO’s, etc. in the pool??

craftyAg Fraggle Rock
11/15/17 6:48 pm

I’m a school librarian. In Texas, the position requires a master’s degree. Most people are shocked to find that out. I think it’s mostly because we are entrusted with budget money.

Suzan Hawaii
11/14/17 4:22 pm

Masters classes are easier than undergrad. Also masters degrees doubles your pay.

11/13/17 10:06 pm

Gonna go for a DC.

11/13/17 8:45 pm

I allowed a friend to move in with me last year, after she was about to become homeless. She got her Masters degree in social working 10 years ago. She finally got a job in her field and makes a whopping $10.57 an hour. She has over $50,000 in student loan debt at age 57, no savings, a 20 year old car. She says she does not regret getting her masters degree.

Suzan Hawaii
11/14/17 4:23 pm

Social workers not paid well at all.

11/14/17 7:37 pm

Wow! How much was she paid before the Master's degree?

11/14/17 9:42 pm

She was a dog groomer making about $15 an hour. While unemployed, she used a program set up by the state of Illinois to learn to groom dogs. Sad thing was that prior to going back to ISU to get her masters degree, she had a job with Misoricordia, as a social worker, making $27,000 a year with good benefits. She thought she could make more with a masters degree. Her current salary is about $22,000 a year.

11/15/17 4:39 am

My mom was a social worker. It’s not something you do for the money.

runningman02 New York
11/13/17 7:53 pm

The hope is to get my MD

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/13/17 7:11 pm

I don’t have and don’t plan to, but I,m still young and these things are best left unplanned. So no, but who knows?

funlover heart of it all
11/13/17 6:46 pm

I started my masters degree in France in 1977 and finished in 79 at ASU. Went on to complete my PHD in 97 at KU. I always liked Coincidental numbers and it seemed like good karma to have completed my degrees in reverse numbered years. I have now retired from college teaching (rhetorical analysis and criticism, persuasion and social influence) after almost 40 years, and now I try not to think at all.πŸ€£πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

Kay41 the Midwest
11/13/17 6:23 pm

I do. I earned it in 2000.

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
11/13/17 6:02 pm

No masters I'll have a Bachelor's and then a Juris Doctorate.

susanr Colorado
11/13/17 5:01 pm

No. I thought hard about going back for a Masters in Public Health through a program with the CDC right after I finished my PhD but I realized I had finally reached a point where I couldn't face any more classes. I was really interested in the work, though.

11/13/17 4:07 pm

Only 91% of people with master's degrees have master's degrees's? And only 61% of people with PhD have a master's?

susanr Colorado
11/13/17 4:57 pm

Not all PhD programs require them.

susanr Colorado
11/13/17 5:09 pm

I have no explanation for your first question, though, except that probably not everyone is, um, factual when filling out the demographic section of their profile here. Even for people who answered "Education Level" with what they are currently *doing* rather than what they've already achieved (which seems OK to me), you'd think they would still vote Yes on this poll, as "planning on getting" a Masters.

So I dunno, except that some people aren't truthful... but you'd think they might tell the same, um, untruth in both places. Unless they forgot how they'd answered before.

Maybe someone else can think of other rational explanations. Oh - how about, when they created their account, they were in grad school. Since then, they dropped out, but forgot to change that setting? (I'd probably forget that kind of thing myself.)


11/13/17 7:02 pm

There is no category for clinical/professional degrees. I have a DPT (clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy), but also MD, PsyD, PharmD, DO, DDS, etc. that I would imagine also picked this category as I did. As for MS discrepancy, maybe they are still working on them?

11/13/17 2:50 pm

No. Waste of time/money in my profession.

11/13/17 11:57 am

If you voted no this poll and yes to the ‘whites under attack’ poll, go back to school, grab your bootstraps and start pulling, friend.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/13/17 2:35 pm

Higher education is no guarantee of success. I know plenty of guys in the trades with high school diplomas who are making 6 figures with zero debt, and I also know plenty of people with post-grad degrees with more debt than they'll ever pay back.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/13/17 11:34 am

Finished my BA last year. I'll probably go for a Master's in International Relations within 5-10 years.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
11/13/17 10:08 am

Eventually. I’ll probably get it about a decade from now.

Maynard Londor
11/13/17 10:07 am

Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology.

anniepoops wisco fever
11/13/17 9:54 am

I’m in the process.

pjpony Sacramento, CA
11/13/17 9:47 am

I finished my masters in public health last year and am currently working on applying for medical school :)

josh42732 The Nation of Texas
11/13/17 9:24 am

I want to get a masters in jazz studies at UNT

tmtoo Daydreams and Nightmares
11/13/17 9:07 am

I'd be interested in having a master's.

Suzan Hawaii
11/14/17 4:25 pm

Go for it. You will not be sorry.

Korosensei Maine
11/13/17 8:40 am

You need one to teach in most states. Luckily most school systems pay for you to go back to school.

11/13/17 8:36 pm

Wow! In the state I'm in we're lucky to get a raise every few years let alone a school system paying for it's teacher's to get their Master's degree. Take advantage of it and get as much college as you can!

phalnx Ohio
11/13/17 8:39 am

I have one in English. I had almost all of the coursework finished for a second one in Education before I dropped out...I found that teaching High School kids was a LOT more difficult and less rewarding than I thought it'd be.

11/13/17 8:38 pm

It can be trying at times and then at other times, they can really surprise you.

11/13/17 8:11 am

And then some. I needed a masters degree just to get a job in my chosen field. Needed more to advance to my present position. Totally worth it, would not be making my current salary without it.

11/13/17 8:12 am

Good luck! It’s a lot of work, but worth it.

daverator Connecticut
11/13/17 7:53 am

I'd be lucky to get an associates degree

Okie1967 The world is crazy
11/13/17 7:40 am

Contemplated it many times, but the truth is that I wouldn't earn any additional money because of it and so it'll never happen.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/13/17 7:29 am

I started a masters program in biochemistry but then I was offered quite a significant promotion by my employer. I’ll just keep getting some EXP under my belt for the time being, and I’ll return to grad school when the time is right.

IEatzCookies Alderaan
11/13/17 7:19 am

Lmao why waste my time on masters. I'm going straight to medical school to get an MD because that typically trumps all.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/13/17 6:41 am

Working on the third

PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
11/13/17 6:28 am

I'm getting my Phd, so yeah, Masters too.

11/13/17 8:17 am

Congrats! I started mine, then had two kids. Now I can’t justify it, need to save for their college. Luckily, in my field an additional 36 credit certification opens more doors.

PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
11/13/17 8:20 am

I should've phrased it better. I'm going to get my PhD. Still undergrad.

phalnx Ohio
11/13/17 8:41 am

That was my original plan too. Careful not to burn yourself out, Prince.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/13/17 6:19 am

No, I’m retired, a bachelors degree, worked fine for my profession, but both my daughter in laws, got theirs & were well rewarded professionally & financially for doing itπŸ‘πŸ»

FarmerManE djent
11/13/17 6:18 am

Nope. Not going back the hell that is school.

11/13/17 5:59 am

I have 2

mstory918 Manhattan
11/13/17 5:17 am

With the amount of schooling I have, I should have a masters... just couldn’t make up my mind and kept switching majors

katerina13 stuck in the middle
11/13/17 5:11 am

Don’t have a master’s degree, but I earned my CPA designation, which I guarantee is just as hard. This is based on the opinions of those who have done both.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/13/17 4:39 am

I’m in the process of buying an MBA right now, actually.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/13/17 7:24 am

Exchanging payment for a good or service.

Maynard Londor
11/13/17 10:08 am

Well played.

11/13/17 2:04 am

A legal immigrant living the American dream.

11/13/17 7:47 am

Yes I do.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/13/17 1:44 am

I got mine in 1982.