Monday, May 09, 2011

Sorry, Doctor, But We Have No Job For You.

 Thinking about that Ph.D.?

"Go if you feel that your happiness depends on it -- it can be a great experience in many ways -- but be aware of what you’re in for. You’re going to be in school for at least seven years, probably more like nine, and there’s a very good chance that you won’t get a job at the end of it."

In this very interesting article in the Nation, William Deresiewicz makes me feel vindicated in the decision to end my educational career with a master's degree. This article isn't for everyone but if you've been involved in (or even considered) "higher education," you'll find it valuable.