Graduate or professional school is not for everyone. It represents a significant investment in time, energy and resources, with no guarantee that the outcome will meet your expectations. In addition, most graduate education represents a significant departure from the traditional learning/teaching methods to which most students are accustomed.
If you have a clear sense of what career you want to pursue and an advanced degree is required for entry (i.e. Law, Medicine, College Teaching), then graduate school is for you. Or, if you want to immerse yourself in the study of a particular academic discipline purely for the love of it, then advanced study may prove to be satisfying and valuable.
However, if you are unsure of your goals, fearful of job hunting or following someone else's goal for your life, then talk with an objective counselor or advisor before taking this step.
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THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
Information sought within you:
Examine your interests, abilities, and especially your values.