6 questions to ask yourself before going back to school

Whether you're rebooting your career or just want to learn something new, your answers to these questions will make your decisions much easier.

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Wondering whether you should finally get that degree or earn that certification? It pays—literally and figuratively—to ask yourself a few questions first. Since most back-to-school articles seem to feature career counselors and financial experts, we wanted to get an academic perspective.

We spoke to a leader in the field of continuing education: Dr. James P. Pappas, Vice President of University Outreach and Dean of the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma, who also serves as Executive Vice President at the Association for Continuing Higher Education(ACHE). He graciously provided these six inquiries, guaranteed to help light your path.

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