This has been on my mind a lot. So, I want to invite the readers a journey into my head about the topic of a Doctorate degree.
Before I say anything, I want to make sure that this is clear:
If you do have a Doctorate degree, I applaud and congratulate you with the upmost esteem.
Now, aside from that, I have mixed feelings about getting a Doctorate degree. There are certainly pros and cons to it, but this kind of decision greatly impacts your life. It isn’t like deciding chocolate or vanilla ice cream at the candy shop… or even choosing what shirt to wear. This kind of decision to go back for another round of education can either open doors, or close them.
- Job opportunities (maybe)
- Become more specialized in a field
- A lot of time dedicated to studying and writing papers
- Possibly having to move to a different location
And there is certainly more with each category. I dunno. What is everyone else’s opinions?
As for me, I’m just thinking out loud.