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Masters in Library Science or a Health AA degree?

moonshadowsunsmoonshadowsuns 4 replies2 threads New Member
Master Degree in Library Science with a Certificate in Archival Studies.

For the people in the field, or starting a master's program for it, be completely honest what would be the best course of action to go for if job and financial security are my goals?

https://www.lsu.edu/chse/slis/programs/masters.php

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/Education-Training-and-Library/Librarians.htm

PROS:

-My university would pay 6 hours worth of credits for me.

-It's completely online so it wouldn't interfere with my job.

-The university in the link has high marks for its Library Program.

-I chose archival studies because a lot of the listed courses I will have to take for it are in the lucrative technology field.

-It would probably be easy for me to get a library job or something similar on campus when I'm done.

-It's accredited by the library association.

-I already have BA in journalism.

-I love books, writing, and research.

-My personality suits this field (INTJ).

-I emailed the director(she hasn't gotten back to me yet though) to ask about apprenticeship that would pay for my entire tuition.

CONS:

This virus has shown me more than ever that as far as money and job security is concerned working in the humanities is not wise.

-If I choose this route I wouldn't be able to start until next semester since the deadline has gone for this one.

-If I don't get the apprenticeship I will have to take out more student loans,and at the more higher tuition rate of a university.

Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology to become a Medial Records and Health Technician.

https://www.hutchcc.edu/him

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm#tab-1

PROS:

-It's in the health field so career and financial security is stronger.

-The school in the link is where I would be going. It's keeps coming up in high marks during my research for this degree.

-The school and the program are accredited by the correct body in its field.

-It's completely online.

-It's through a much cheaper community college.

-I am already enrolled in classes. However, I haven't paid for them yet and classes don't start until the 24th so I can drop right now if need be.

-There are a lot of job openings in my area with a salary that suits me since I'm only one person.

-I can always still get my masters in library science, but now with the more lucrative medical field under my belt.

CONS:

-It has math(statistics, analytics) in it, and I have never been good at that subject.

-While I am very decent in science it's still something that I have to study a little more on then say writing or english that just comes naturally to me.
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Replies to: Masters in Library Science or a Health AA degree?

  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 10157 replies392 threads Senior Member
    If you're already enrolled in the health program it sounds like you made a decision. Are you second guessing it because of the math classes? What math courses have you taken?
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