I always assumed that at some point I would go back for an advanced degree in computer science. Originally, I thought I would do it a few years after I was out of college. That didn’t happen – mostly because I was consulting thus traveling and going to school on top of that seemed less than ideal. Then about seven years ago, I tried to start but realized I didn’t want to not spend time with my kids. So I stopped and said I would think about it again in a few more years.
I realize those were excuses but I am now grateful. I don’t think it would have hurt (except financially) to have achieved that degree. However, I now realize the degree I really am interested in and want to the point that those excuses from before seem very small problems is in Psychology.
There are so many aspects of my career now that tend to feel more about how many think, behave, motivated, etc. I don’t really want to be a therapist but there is a whole level of knowledge that could prove very beneficial in creating a culture that helps achieve even higher levels of performance in cognitive skill based work.
Given our recent move, a new job, kids starting sports, etc…I’m not about to try yet but when I do, my next degree won’t be a technical one but will add value to my technical one as a leader.
What would you go back to school for?