Retired Police Officer | Employment Counselor
San Antonio, Texas
I work in job placement in San Antonio. One of the things I've noticed, is, when the job market got really bad, 2008-2015, a lot of people who could not find jobs went to school. And then, when they could not find respectable jobs with their Bachelor degrees, they went ahead and got their Masters. And then they entered the job market. With no real experience. The jobs that required the Masters also required experience. The lower positions turned them away as "over-qualified." Nobody wanted them.
I also recently had a customer who went straight through, getting his Masters as a Math Teacher. He had been teaching for 3 months, when he decided it was not for him. A very sad situation.
I caution you to be careful. I'd recommend you take a couple years to get some relevant experience between the Bachelors and Masters. During that time, you might get a better idea of exactly what you want to be doing, which might be something different than you thought. You also might find an employer who offers tuition assistance. That would be awesome!
Best of luck!
Last updated Dec 03 '17 at 23:46