Is extra schooling worth the degree?
Abdul Vaajid’s Answer
Hi Lilly, I answer this by saying absolutely! Today's job market is extremely competitive. Doors that opened for people with 4 year degrees years ago now typically require or prefer masters degrees. As technology advances, workers are expected to have basic skills in areas that were formerly considered "advanced" skills. This applies to all industries. Furthermore, I see many people that end up limiting their options due to not having advanced degrees or certifications.
What you do in your own life will serve as a very strong lesson for the family you want to have. For example, I have always told my own daughters higher education was not optional. But they knew this was not as much as a "rule" as it was my own wishes of them having happy lives full of choices. I led by example by furthering my education beyond a 4 year degree. As a result I believe I have positioned myself to have more options by "more open doors" for me to choose from.
It is not my place to tell you what to do but I will pose a question for you to maybe consider asking yourself. You stated you have dreamed about being a pharmacist your entire life... what would you tell your own child to do with a dream he or she has had their entire life?