I work in such a completely different industry, it's a joke amongst co-workers that I have a master's in education.
I completed that degree -- which was my second master's -- in 2010, and taught for a year in Boston. It was the hardest work I've ever done, but I loved it.
A year later, it was last in, first out in terms of layoffs. I didn't have any seniority and I was unfortunately laid off.
I couldn't find another teaching job, so I returned to marketing. I had about $26,000 in student debt from that master's, and I've since paid off most of it (I completed my first master's for less than $500).
If I could go back, I wouldn't earn the education degree again. It was a good personal enrichment activity, but for someone like me who does Internet marketing, my career would benefit more from an MBA.
Secretary or administrative assistant is still the most common job for U.S. women, just as it was in 1950.
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