Feb 24, 2020 - 04:52 PM
In 2019, the average student loan debt was $31,172, with average monthly student loan payments for graduates of $393. When you consider that it could take you anywhere from 10 to 30 years to pay off that debt, you need to be sure that your second bachelor's degree is going to pay off with a solid paying position in a field that isn't going to be eliminated through technology.
Looking at the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the professions that would be worth it to go back to school for include registered nurse, software developer, accountant and market research analyst. Those positions are seen as growing and stable, with paychecks of $50,000 annually or more. In addition, keep in mind that some employers, such as Starbucks, offer tuition assistance, which can help defray some of your costs.