+Carlos Alberto Soria
I am in my late 30s and have added an additional 50k to my student loans for my master's degree. The degree is not in one of the high ROI fields, such as medical, engineering, or business. At best
, with what I am expected to gain in salary due to my $50k + interest investment will be to break even.
Financially I would have been far better off and would have seen a far earlier return on my investment if I took half of that money and pursued professional certifications in lieu of a masters.
And that is not discounting the pointless
labor spent to earn the degree. Even though I went out of my way and paid the extra cost to attend a reputable university, the majority of the course work I did had no relevance to my career field. I would have to say that in approximately half of my classes, the work I did had zero
relevance in the real world.