12 July 2012

The worst graduate degree. or not.

About a month ago an article was published in Forbes magazine that has made a bit of a splash in my library world--so much so that the ALA had a formal press release about it this week. Basically, Forbes thinks that a graduate degree in library science is the worse graduate degree you can get. Forbes and I will have to agree to disagree. Though I will give them credit for knowing that we don't have a lot of earning potential and we don't have a huge anticipated growth rate. Since those are the two factors they based their rankings on I guess it is only fair that we are at the bottom. But you know, us library students don't need Forbes to tell us that our earning potential sucks. We know that. Besides, money isn't everything.

For anyone who missed this the first time around, here's a link to the article:

And here is ALA's rebuttal:


Melanie said...

Yeah, I saw that list. And I thought "Oh, that sounds so interesting" about pretty much all of the degrees on the "Worst" list. I guess I'm just not meant to be rich.

Candice Bellows said...

Sock it to 'em, ALA. Unfortunately, you can probably expect Forbes to have the mentality that pay is everything. I start grad school next month, and my program's most likely never going to make me rich, but it's never been about the money for me.

Emily said...

Candice, what's your grad program in? And where? I definitely agree that money isn't everything. Life's more about doing things you love.