Post # 32
PhD in neuroscience, which got me a good post-doc position but that was my only option (and not what I wanted). I am now trying to gain skills to market myself for an industry job in a few years. In biological sciences, without a post-doc you can’t do much these days. Clinical psychology PhD programs are extremely competitive to get into; you pretty much can’t get in right out of undergrad unless you have a Nature publication. Master’s degrees in psychology are very expensive and do not pay off, though if you love the job of course that may be enough.
Post # 33
I’ve been thinking about doing an MSW as well, but there’s no way I would want my own practice…too much responsibility for me.
Post # 34
well after my undergrad in rocket surgery, i decided i needed a change. So i went and got a graduate degree in under water basket weaving.
Post # 35
My Ph.D. is in History but my actual research is fairly interdisciplinary and draws on methods and theories from art history, literature and philosophy.
Post # 36
MS – Nursing (I’m a nurse practitioner)
MA – Bioethics
Post # 37
I manage a multi-site implementation trial, so I do a little bit of everything– from data analysis to financial management. I love it. It isn’t necessarily a career where I can expect to make $150k+, but at the same time– I didn’t pay a cent for grad school and significantly increased my earnings immediately upon graduation.
Post # 38
Right now I’m working towards a Master’s in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child/Adolescent and afterwards I’d like to get a PhD in either Neuropsychology or Behavioral Neuroscience.
Post # 39
I had my BS in medical laboratory (pre-med)
I then got accepted in medical school (it is my 2nd year out of 4)
From there i’ll carry on with my residency (either pediatric neurosurgery or OB GYN still in total loss)
Post # 40
I haven’t completed it yet but it will be a Masters of Commerce, majoring in Professional Accounting.
Post # 41
I have an M.A. in History Museum Studies with a focus on education and programming, and I now run the ed department of a county historical society. And yup, I am making just as little as I thought I would, but I wouldn’t change it for the world 🙂
Post # 42
I’m starting my Masters of Education in School Counseling in the Spring. I’d rather get a Masters in History or Political Science, but cost-benefit analysis has made me abandon that pipe dream. LOL
Post # 43
@Ninteenthchance: I have an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). My speciality is in Alzheimer’s and End of Life Counseling. I love it, it’s rewarding, and I can’t find an internship that pays enough money (the standard is 60+hr work weeks for $1000 a month) in order for me to get my licence.
Post # 44
Fi will get her degree in something that will make her a lot of money. She doesn’t care what she does, the money is more important. I on the other hand will end up with a degree in something I love because no matter how much I love money, I just can not work in a position I hate. We aren’t at the point of having to make final decisions just yet, but hers will probably be in business and mine will be in the arts.
Post # 45
I have a Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) and focused on history.
I’m working on my revisions right now and I’m unemployed.
Post # 46
Mine is in International Human Rights Law. I own my own company, and while we’re not rolling in dough right now, there’s a lot of potential there.