Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Lifelong learning key to advancement
Not if you want to earn a living and advance.
Especially these days with all fields zipping along at warp speed.
Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says people wonder if they should go back to school. I know two women in their sixties who recently becamse certified in teaching English as a second language. This makes a nifty late-in-life job.
More school is more likely to result in more money in finnance, computers, or economics. This is less likely in history, English or art.
Too, many fields demand a master's without this resulting in more pay--examples are psychology, social work, and education.
Thousands of schools offer MBAs, but only about 50 name-brand schools can lead to more pay.
Also, think about how you can self-direct your added education--find the information on your own. There are TED lectures (YouTube), MOOCs, and so on.
It sure cuts the cost.