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I've been considering going back to school for the past few years. I'd been concerned if all the time and money I'd end up spending to get by masters, would come back to me in terms of job position and earnings. Then, toward the end of last year I'd heard a preacher speaking about being a person of excellence in everything you do. He'd mentioned that in this job market you have to be learning new skills and growing every day. I can say that I've learned all kinds of new skills over the past year and a half I've been at this job, but I just felt impressed to go for my masters.
So I applied to a college that has both a residential and an online option to obtain my MA in Health Administration. My husband is supportive but, if he were to be totally candid, thinks it's silly and too ambitious at my age. But the more I've looked into it, the more I want to increase my skills. I want to do more; not for the sake of money, power, or prestige, but to be better able to make a difference.
Although I've constantly learned through the jobs I've held, and pursued some certifications through the years that have required me study to pass state and federal exams, I have not been in a formal college setting since 1983; that's 30 years! Going back to school will definitely be an opportunity to daily come to my stronghold.