Should I take the job offer or return to school to obtain my Masters Degree?

I recently got accepted into Nursing school Clinical Nurse Leader, which is a two year program.I qualify for loans and stuff, so I will not have a problem paying bills and things.The program starts January 9th. However, on the flip side,I ve also been offered a job making 20 dollars an hour as a payroll specialist.I do not know what to do, should I go to school or take the job?What would you do?

Asked By: Lola M - 12/20/2011
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Know there are allot of folks out there who wish they had that dilemma.
Answered By: Dave M - 12/20/2011
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go back to school you will earn alot more than 20.00 per hour.
Answered By: nap4gbp - 12/20/2011
Nowadays getting a good qualification is not always a guarantee of a job. However, nursing is a true vocation and if you are sure this is what you want to do, got the place and support for the 2 years nothing else will satisfy you and could be the biggest regret in your life if you decline your offer of getting a... More
Answered By: Ms Mat Urity - 12/20/2011
It really depends on your financial status because making $20 an hour sounds good specially in this present economy, besides can't you go to school part time while earning some money?
Answered By: !truth! - 12/20/2011
I would think the answer to that would be a no-brainer. Your education got you this far, keep going.
Answered By: LeRoy - 12/20/2011
If you get that Masters then you can always go to nursing school and have a great job and a degree that opens many doors for you. In other words you could have your cake and eat it too.
Answered By: Lona - 12/20/2011
Back to school, no contest $20 is peanuts compared to future earnings
Answered By: madnob - 12/20/2011
Can you do both? My daughter got her degree in Nursing in Missouri. She then moved to Mexico for three years, became a school nurse at an American School, and continued her schooling too. She just got her bachelors in Nursing. They now have moved back to the States and she just got a job offer making a good salary... More
Answered By: Watchman on the Wall - 12/20/2011
I would choose the one with the best career path. Also $20per hr is not a lot of money anymore. There are many occupations that will lead to $50 - 70/hr.
Answered By: CO the Old Dog - 12/20/2011
I would definately take the job. But how high can you progress from that job? Our daughter gave up... More
Answered By: Lynn - 12/20/2011
You have to decide this one for yourself, but if I were you I'd jump at the chance at the 2-year program. It sounds interesting and likely to be a better source of income in the long run.
Answered By: Beverly Crusher - 12/20/2011
What would I do, personally? I was a nurse, I hated it. So, I wouldn't go there. But then again, I have always hated working with numbers, as well. I wouldn't do that, either. But that's just me... More
Answered By: Monty - 12/21/2011
Definitely go back to school and get your Masters.
Answered By: SueyN - 12/21/2011
My vote is you continue your education. The job you speak of doesn't seem that it has anything to do with your chosen profession. Twenty bucks an hour just "ain't" that much any more!
Answered By: June smiles - 12/21/2011
Speaking as a person with 2 masters degrees, I try to take a realistic view of education. You ask the question in the "Senior Citizens" section, so one assumes that you "are of a certain age." Are you close enough to retirement that you will go to school and then not be able to recoup the money you would have earned... More
Answered By: Ace Librarian - 12/21/2011
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