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What Are The Best Graduate Degrees To Earn In This Job Market?

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Dear Experts,

I can’t find a job right now in this market so I’m seriously considering going back to school in the fall.  I already have my B.A. in Political Science, so what are the best graduate degrees to earn? Is it different for me than somebody else based on the degree I already have?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

@gradversity Q#178 I would say either a program in engineering or business (specifically accounting) if you are just looking for a job.

@juliaerickson Q#178 Cd be u can’t find job b/c don’t know just what u want 2 do; ID that & u’ll know if need more edn 4 it.

@heatherhuhmanQ#178 Completely agree w/@askamanager & @jtodonnell. Only go if it adds to your skillset or required for job.

@sweetcareers Q#178 Job markets change quickly (relatively), so choose degr u love & ntwrk constantly both in & out of school.

@DebraWheatman Q#178 Get an MBA. Give you strong business, analytical foundation.

@jtodonnell Q#178 Should only pursue 2nd degree where actual skill set is acquired – not worth it otherwise!!! [ie. nursing]

@askamanager Q#178 You don’t hide out in grad school. You go ONLY because the job you want requires it. Doesn’t sound like the case here.

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