Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Great question! I think that the assumption that an advanced degree is essential in securing a job is not true for all fields of work. Many employers more strongly value experience and critical thinking over an advanced degree. Having hands on experience will help set you up for success more than experience in a classroom. When applying for jobs, take the time to understand the position and if it truly does require an advanced degree. I think you will find that an advanced degree is sometimes preferred, but not required. If your field of work does typically require an advanced degree, I would ensure that you are also gaining experience outside of the classroom. Having this additional experience will help set you up for success and be able to hit the ground running in your career after graduation.
Best of luck!