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Time commitment is always an issue when deciding on a degree plan. After the pre-requisites are completed, an additional two to three years are needed to complete a bachelor's degree. Following that, a masters degree is strongly encouraged. In total this can add up to six to nine years of schooling, depending on how driven, determined, and tired you are.
Job opportunities are available for those with a bachelors, especially those who are returning for their master's degrees. The cost can add up as well. Average cost for a 3/hr bachelors class is $700-900 where a masters can add up to $10,000 to $100,000.
Talk to a counselor about employment options, internships, mentor programs and co-op programs. Ask fellow students pursuing this degree what they know about job options, internships, co-op programs and contacts. This allows you to network and get your foot in the door for future employment.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|