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Which Type Of Advanced Degree Is Best For Me?

10 Questions
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This quiz will tell you if graduate school for you and hint at which programs you should consider.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Does the thought of being in school for 4 more years scare you?
    • A. 

      Of course, I'm sick of school already.

    • B. 

      I could do two, but not sure if I could do four more years.

    • C. 

      If I'm studying something I love I could spend 7 more years in school.

    • D. 

      No, I could spend four more very focused years in school.

  • 2. 
    Do you have feel that you have no other career options besides Medical, Dental or Pharmacy school?
    • A. 

      Yes, those are the only careers in science that make money.

    • B. 

      No, but my parents really want me to go into something professional and well respected.

    • C. 

      Of course I have options. I'm exploring new things everyday.

    • D. 

      I have options, but I know the degree I am getting now won't help me reach my goals.

  • 3. 
    Do you know what your short and long term goals are and how a graduate degree can help you achieve them?
    • A. 

      Not really, I just don't think I'll be able to get the job I want right now.

    • B. 

      Of course, a graduate degree is the only way.

    • C. 

      I'm not too sure what my goals are, but I know I love a certain discipline.

    • D. 

      I can't even decide what I want to eat for dinner. Long term goals are too much pressure.

  • 4. 
    How do you feel about living in poverty?
    • A. 

      I can't be poor for one more year after undergrad.

    • B. 

      Being poor is noble, especially if it is because of the pursuit of knowledge.

    • C. 

      I know poverty and debt are the sacrifices I'm just going to have to make.

    • D. 

      I'm not a fan of poverty. I would rather save some money and live off my savings.

  • 5. 
    Do you need a break from school?
    • A. 

      No, I need a divorce from school. I could never come back to school and be perfectly fine.

    • B. 

      I enjoy being in school and am excited to learn more.

    • C. 

      School is painful, but not pain no gain.

    • D. 

      If I'm in the right program I could put in a few more years.

  • 6. 
    Will career related work experience help you become more sure about what you want to do?
    • A. 

      No, I'm pretty sure I know where my passions lie.

    • B. 

      Yes, it will also make me more competitive for graduate school.

    • C. 

      Yes, I need to see what else is out there.

    • D. 

      Work experience will help confirm that

  • 7. 
    Are you comfortable initiating and carrying out independent research?
    • A. 

      Nothing could scare me more. I love science, but research is not for me.

    • B. 

      I like working with people, I could conduct research with people.

    • C. 

      Research doesn't pay enough for me.

    • D. 

      I love working independently. I can't wait to be in charge of my own education.

  • 8. 
    Have you talked to a career counselor?
    • A. 

      What's a career counselor?

    • B. 

      Yes, we're on a first name basis.

    • C. 

      Yes, career counselor and academic adviser and a possible research mentor.

    • D. 

      No.

  • 9. 
    Do you want a higher salary?
    • A. 

      Yes, and I want the title to go with it.

    • B. 

      Of course, but if I do what I love the money will come.

    • C. 

      Yes, right now.

    • D. 

      I want to make money, but I could wait a bit longer to make the real big money.

  • 10. 
    Do you desire to be a leader in your field?
    • A. 

      Yes, and superb research will help me become one.

    • B. 

      Yes, through advocacy and health education.

    • C. 

      No, I just want to be employed.

    • D. 

      I just want to find something I love doing. It doesn't matter if I am a leader or not.

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