You’ve got a college degree. And a good job. But wheels are turning in your head about the possibility of going back to school, maybe even fueled by the release of our Best Graduate Schools Rankings. Is it time to earn an advanced degree?
Deciding whether to go back to school isn’t easy, particularly if you have a reliable paycheck, which is more than many Americans can say in this struggling economy. But consider how education has shielded the more educated members of the workforce from the recession. In February, when the nation’s unemployment rate was at 8.9 percent, workers with a bachelor’s degree or more faced a jobless rate of less than half that, 4.3 percent.