Jul. 24th, 2013

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I want to go back to school and get a Master's degree. I'm quite certain of this, deep down in my gut. I'd like to do an online program part-time, at least to start.

The issue is that I don't know what I'd want to get a degree in. I want it to be something I love, but will be worth the time and expense of getting the degree. These days it seems that those two things are mutually exclusive.

I was considering something like a MA in English Literature or a MLS, but I fear if I did either those I would end up right back where I am now: with an expensive, nearly-useless degree, a ton of debt, and no career prospects. (I do have a job now, and it's nice so far. It's just not what I'd want to do for the rest of my life.)

Part of the problem, I suppose, is that I don't really know what my options are, or even how to find out what they are. This relates to one of my major beefs with the education system in the US: you're exposed to a very limited number of potential courses of study during your thirteen years of public education, and then you're expected to pick one and stick with it before your brain has even finished developing. Obviously that's not how it turns out for everyone, but it is the major expectation, and in my experience it doesn't work.

I feel like there's so much out there that I don't know about, so many things that I COULD be good at if I had the chance, but I just don't know where or how to look for them.

I wonder if there's some sort of searchable database where I could plug in criteria and it would spit out potential majors or something like that.


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