I've always known I wanted to get involved in higher education whether it's through administration, or professing, or both. I currently work in the Disability office at a community college. My question is whether or not I should get a PhD given the current climate for academic jobs or If I should go for a masters and work my way through administration.
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I think you should decide what role you would like to play in higher education and then find out what kind of degree is required for you to pursue that role. I have worked in higher education for over 25 years and I got all 3 of my degrees at the institution at which I am employed while working full time. Not a easy task and it took me a long time to finish, but I'm happy I took this path because my career evolved slowly and organically. The jobs I pursued and held here helped to shape my decisions about graduate programs. Think about what you want to do and what you are passionate about. The education you need will flow from that. Good luck!