Don’t Let the Work Make You Lose It
When You Can’t Keep Counting On Snow Days
If you wake up for work every day and think about how happy you’ll be when it’s finally 5 o’clock again, you might have a bad day. If this happens every day, you might have a bad job. But if that’s the case, you’re not alone. According to a study done by the Conference Board, 52.3% of Americans are unhappy in their jobs. Done every year since 1987, the survey numbers has been on a steady downward slope.
Where Does All The Time Go?
The average American spends 1/3 of their life at work, 1/3 asleep, and the last third is left for everything else. If the first third isn’t making you happy, why bother doing it?
Going back to school might not sound like a better way to spend the last third of your time, but if it allows the first 1/3 to be more fulfilling, maybe it is worth it.
A Whole New World
Getting a second degree opens the door to a lot of new opportunities—ones you might actually enjoy. But a lot of degrees are really specialized and the skills you learn are only relevant for one industry or field. A degree that teaches a diverse set of skills, helps foster a long term plan for success, and gives you the ability to use critical thinking to problem solve along the way is a recipe for success in any industry you might be passionate about.
With Public Administration, You Have Options
Public Administration has career options in 3 major sectors of the working world. Non-profit, government, and private corporations are all places where the skills of a public administrator are highly valued. That means the possibilities are endless, and you’re free to change your path at any time. When it comes to fulfillment in your job, you might not get it right on the first try. Some people take their whole lives to be confident that their doing the right thing in their career. Others know right away, but we can’t all be that lucky. Learning a variety of skills in your master’s degree program gives you the opportunity to make choices, take them back, and start over. Transferring skills from one industry to the next is easy with public administration in your background. Bringing those skills to the table at any organization—hopefully one that makes you feel fulfilled—is a great way to show your adaptability, understanding, and social responsibility. These skills and values are applicable anywhere and can lead you down the path to true fulfillment.