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Are you considering a career in medicine, dentistry, law, or maybe the possibility of becoming a college professor or psychologist? You may want to start looking into graduate schools, because this extended education is required for these types of jobs.

How do you know if you are right for one of the many graduate schools? There are quite a few things you should consider, and the decisions should be well thought out because graduate school requires a great deal of commitment, time, and money. One thing to consider is if your career goal requires attending graduate school. If it does not, you should make sure that you REALLY want to go before you make the decision.

If you decide that you do want to look into the variety of graduate schools, you will need to decide what area you would like to specialize in. You cannot just, for example, say "psychology," because you will need to choose a specific subcategory to pick which program you would like to enroll in. If you are not sure, consider what areas of the coursework you have already done that you enjoy the most. It may be helpful to consult former professors in helping you choose the area that would be of most interest to you.

Next, you need to realize that graduate school is very demanding, and most require a minimum GPA for your continued enrollment. It might be a good idea to ask a friend or acquaintance that attended graduate school how the experience was for them. Were they able to handle the stress?

If you know that you can handle the difficulties and stress that you may encounter in graduate school, you have many options for graduate schools to choose from. We wish you good luck with your future plans and goals!

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