Considering Getting a Ph.D.?

Is getting an advanced degree from graduate school one of your educational goals? It’s true that those who have Ph.D.s earn a higher income, but there are some people who might not be cut out for the trials and tribulations that go along with earning that degree. In a BloombergView article, author Noah Smith breaks down the opportunity costs, the social environment, and the job market for those with Ph.D.s.

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Juliana is Looksharp's blog manager. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism and loves traveling, writing and coffee.

  • bunnylo

    Really enjoyed reading this article thanks for sharing. Getting a degree should not be a whim. Thousands of students try to get into college just to drop out in a few months. Others manage to stay but they simply party for the whole semester and use college paper writing sites all the time. Obviously this kind of education will not do them any good. Today your degree is nothing without knowledge and skills. This is why students must be determined to study hard. If they are lucky some employer will notice their effort and offer them a job.

  • loraswanson

    I really enjoyed reading this article, thanks for sharing. Getting a degree should not be on a whim. Thousands of students try to get into college just to drop out in a few months. Others somehow manage to stay but they simply party for the whole semester and use college paper writing sites all the time. Obviously this kind of education will not do them any good. Today your degree is nothing without knowledge and skills. This is why students should be determined to study hard. If they are lucky some company will notice their effort and offer them a job.