Work and education fields are inseparable things. Even education can be obtained formally and informally, there are still many companies show more respect to formal education graduates. Therefore, many people consider taking higher degree education. Here are some things you should know before you decide to take post-graduate degree.
Basically, the purpose on take post-graduate degree is to pursue and learn deeper about knowledge or science used in a certain work field. This is due to some companies or institutions give certain education degree requirement to their prospective employee. Besides, there is a certain profession which requires specialization on a certain field to be able to get the work done. Therefore, please understand what your actual purpose is.
One of the advantages on taking post-graduate degree is to be able to self-developing for the work field. By having post-graduate degree, it will get easier for you face competition of job promotion and it is also a sign for someone that you already ‘bound’ with the knowledge or science you have learned, especially if you have doctoral degree. That is where your post-graduate degree will determine that you are the expertise of certain field.
The first consequence you may get is tuition fee. If you receive scholarship from your company or educational institution, or even the government, then there is no problem, but you still have to consider if you choose to pay your tuition fee by yourself. Besides, there is also second consequence, and it is time. You could sacrifice your time for your degree which will have an impact to your work or your family.
Being realistic to take a decision is important. To get post-graduate degree is not just about prestige, but also responsibility to science. You also have to know that some companies prioritized job experience more than educational degree. Even there is a company which sends its employees to get a degree according to the company’s needs, but also still many companies search for a professional with post-graduate degree. Hence, you need to pay attention about how important your post-graduate degree is, to your future projection. [Irzha]
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