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#1271 - 04/28/2006 05:37 AM Doctorate?
Crysania Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/09/2006
Loc: NY
If I expect to work however long my earthly forever turns out to be(due to the fact that I am not the retirement type), should I go for a doctorate? I am 47 and got my master's last year (only started back to finish my undergrad in 2000!). If I could get it by age 55 or so, wouldn't it or would it be worth it? It would allow me to teach at universities among many other possibilities. What do you think about the age thing for that degree? I don't want to wait much longer to decide...I'm still making up for that "lost time".

Crysania

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#1272 - 05/02/2006 05:31 AM Re: Doctorate?
Mbooker Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/03/2006
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Don't do the doctorate for a job do it for you. I am 50 this year and I intend to finish the BS and get the MS andthen a PhD even if I am 80 when I finsh. It is for me not for a job, got one of those.

People who want a PhD usually do it cause they are life long learners.

Marji

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