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>I honestly don't think a degree will get you more money (it might; on the
>other hand, if the company you work for has an incentive program in place,
>they might pay your tuition for university-level (work-related only!) passed
>courses -- they do where I work).
>I'd love to go back to school and get an MA in TW. Maybe I will... But for
>your reasons, not for the wallpaper or for delusions about getting better pay.
An MA *does* get you more money! Check out the STC Salary Survey in the
July/August issue of Intercom. In the Us, writers with a Master's
degree garner $3,600 more in annual salary ($44,865 versus $41,213
for Bachelor's). That's a significant difference. I've heard that
each year you further your education tranlates into a 16% increase
in salary. The payoff may not be immediate, but it does exist.
Christine Ford, Technical Writer for Delphi Internet Services