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Rethinking the Need for a Master’s Degree

The coveted Master’s degree may not hold as much sway in a job market that is targeting social media-savvy candidates. So reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Those aiming to be a school principal, for example, will still need to get their master’s degree, says Skye Duckett, deputy chief human resources officer at Atlanta Public Schools. But “we now live in a social media- and technology-focused workforce that does not necessarily require advanced education.”

She also urged employees who are considering a Master’s degree to weigh the cost against the benefit. “Do research,” Duckett says. “Determine how relevant a master’s degree is to your current job and career goals.”

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