Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Think Twice on the Master's Degree

Forbes just published a list of the top 10 best and worst  master's degrees for jobs.

And the number one worst master's degree is (drumroll please) you guessed it - Library and Information Science.

This doesn't really come as a surprise now given the global state of libraries are continuing to decline due to budget cuts and these affects all library sectors. And usually, the first to go when budgets are tight are the personnel. 

Though it might seem that librarianship is no longer a lucrative career, the skills one learns in library and information science school is transferable to other disciplines.

So go ahead and consider pursuing another discipline and believe me you'll be glad you did. It definitely broadens your perspective and bring out skills you didn't know you had in you. 

I did it twice.

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