Tr0mBoNe: My friend called his doctorate and pair of post doctoral fellowships a great experience in filling out forms for grants and submitting parts of his papers to hundreds of journals a month. He did a bit of research from time to time but it was mostly forms.He doesn't do what he was trained for (electrical engineering, cosmology and particle physics)... he talked his way into a systems engineering job and uses his degrees to negotiate raises. Smart people will usually manage to land on their feet.
Rik01: I'd be interested in any opinions as to why educational costs have soared, especially, since not that long ago, a college education was considered no longer just obtainable by the rich.
Hiro-ACiD: In Canada The Boomers enjoyed the benefits of their parents generation's public funding of higher education, but when it came time for them to pony up for their children's generation they cut their own taxes and ran with the money like the selfish little bastards they are.
Rik01: Maybe I'm a bit dense or something, but I can't understand why the cost of tuition has gotten so high -- especially when back around 1977, my local college had a mix of regular students and 'professional-students' along with a lot of people just taking a class or two for the education.
raerae1980: I have an MA in anthropology/archaeology but working in retail. Lol, I guess this article was about me...I was under the impression that you needed an advanced degree to do anything with anthropology. Turns out the field is very saturated in both academia and in the private sector. Wish my professors would have been more forthcoming about job prospects instead of sugarcoating it.
rumpelstiltskin: The only graduate degree that has not significantly increased in cost in the past decade: a business degree. Probably because business students can do math
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