So much attention is paid to reasons not to go to graduate school. We understand why. In many disciplines, “law school" is a synonym for “giving up.” Nobody wants to see their student loan burden double in a few short years. The bottom line is, while we all know America’s collegiate industrial complex is monolithic, sometimes you just have to get your ticket punched. Job opportunities, salaries, and networks can all improved by graduate school. Also, sometimes you just don’t have the skills you need to break into your field of choice after four years spent smoking weed and quoting Nietzsche. There are hundreds of reasons not to go to graduate school, and even if you do go, don’t think it's an academic silver bullet. It might be time to make like Rodney Dangerfield and go back to school. Here are 10 Signs It’s time to Go to Grad School.

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