The MBA and Your Decision to Pursue It in Starting a New Career
Some people would argue that the decision to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) is a waste of time and money. The truth of the matter is that it is difficult to climb the success ladder today in this competitive world without an edge. There is a growing need to continue education past a bachelor’s degree in order to stand out among the competition. This is especially true when one decides to switch gears and start a new career path. Starting a new career can be difficult. One of the hurdles that many people face when they try to switch careers is inexperience. It is difficult to convince employers that you can be an asset when you have no track record. The MBA degree gives contrast to an individual that has gone that extra mile and made the effort to improve self worth.
In my current position, I have realized that I have hit an invisible ceiling and all efforts to break that ceiling have failed. I’m ready to jump to the next level, but I lack the skills and knowledge to do so. In an attempt to start a new career, I have decided to continue my education and pursue an MBA degree. I have also chosen to incorporate a Health Care Management certificate into the degree program. I feel that this path will propel me into a career that will be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.
According to the Jungian 16-Type Personality assessment, I was classified as INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging). This personality classification can be interpreted as being reflective, introspective, creative, and contemplative (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009). This assessment shows how others perceive me. I feel that these are admirable qualities for a manager to possess. The personality assessment further backs up my decision to pursue an MBA degree.