What are the benefits of higher education?

Japan
October 6, 2008 1:32am CST
I graduated with BS degree in Industrial Engineering. As i had my first job i meet people with masteral or doctorate degree and left me wondering if it's more useful if i take a higher education or not?? Of course I'm considering the cost as it is more expenseive than the Bachelors degree... i need your advices.
5 responses
@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
hi gracemanotoc, having a higher education is a great advantage for growth of your career, if you want advancement in your position or expand your knowledge to certain field, having a masteral or doctoral degree is a very good option. it will take you places and could put you to your dream position, so if you are thinking for education advances go for it, its more of an advantage than a disadvantage.
• Hong Kong
7 Oct 08
but somebody said that having a doctoral degree may make you over-qualified and harder to find a job.
• Japan
7 Oct 08
I agree to this post. I think some companies only prefer masteral degree. Like in careerbuilder.com or monster.com i seldom see jobs asking for doctorate degree holders..but that would be cool to have that degree
• India
7 Oct 08
hi...im a B.E.(INSTRUMENTATION)..currently working in larsen and toubro in oil and gas projects...i have recently entered the company 3 monthts back... i came across a lot of peope holding masters and doctorate degree..also came across a person who was nominated as the top 100 engineers of the world by harvard university.i had asked him the same question... my answer would be based on that.... u sit down one fine day, and ask your self wat are u aiming for next... is it management,,,is it specialization or is it consultancy... wen u get ur answer, find out the requirement for the right choice and with a cool mind find out the pro and cons..and then decide... nowadays everyone gets a graduate degree, but the one who knows wat is he doing really excels....
• Japan
7 Oct 08
nice post! I'm totally inspired by it...larsen and tourbo cool company. Do they hire procurement engineers? i am also working in the same field as procurement engineer in an EPC company in japan and need some help to fine a better opportunity. In japan graduate degree is enough as people usually stays in a company till retirement except for consultancy jobs. Definitely true when you said with higher education means higher opportunities. But the schooling is definitely another sacrifice.
@kenguyen (101)
• Australia
8 Oct 08
I have just finished my first master degree and now continuing to study another one. The costs are surely more expensive. However you are putting a good investment on your whole life. Think about the outcome when you graduate, you got better chances for your careers and credits in the society.
@sanjo0679 (225)
• United States
7 Oct 08
My daughter is an adjunct college instructor with a Masters Degree. She teaches for three different colleges in four different locations, the furthest on being 125 miles from home. And the money is far from great. The only way she's ever going to make a decent income will be by becoming a professor, which of course requires a Doctorate's Degree, and getting tenured at a university. The more education you have, hopefully, the better chances you have of becoming more successful.
@meiji15 (664)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
better positions and of course, higher salary. plus bragging rights. i think the job market is too competitive and sometimes, having a bachelor's degree is not sufficient to land on a decent job. it is sad that fresh grads usually settle in a job that is not related with the course they have completed. right now, im looking for a job that is relating to my course, but i think i'll have a hard with that. and i think (and im praying that this wouldn't happen) im not going to have any job come december. gosh, i'll be depress come christmas day.