Doing bachelors is totally understood.
Even doing masters unless you want to super specialize, have a passion for research or wanna become a college professor, is understandable.
What is the trend to keep pushing everyone to go for masters or PhD after they finish their respective degrees?
(Unless they're aspiring doctors, lawyers, engineers or similar jobs).
Fields like media, marketing, arts, business, etc. DO NOT require a masters. Maximum, it might need a bachelors.
Even if you end up doing masters, it's most likely that you will be paid less because you will be 'overqualified'. It happened with my friends.
Underemployment is also a real issue.
Instead of wasting few more years on a research paper and being a hardcore nerd, you would have learned real life skills and gained experiences.
Experience is still valued more than masters.
I've seen people progress quickly without needing masters.
What's your take?
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Yeah I honestly think a master's isn't worth it unless you're going for something you really want to do or to advance in your career. You shouldn't go to grad school just for the sake of going. You get yourself into more debt for no reason. That's not wise. I honestly think a bachelor's degree is enough. Even people who don't have bachelor's degrees still turn out okay.
Also it's gonna be still hard to advance in your career, with or without masters. For me masters will be more difficult because I don't tolerate the structure of education system. Mug up mug up, attend many lectures, research something known but paraphrase everything for entire 2 years.
Yeah, grad school is more intense and harder than college. You have to write so many papers.
Thank you for reminding me. I'll rather get real experience because I learn best from observing and applying. I have no patience for this system anymore.