Hi guys, A little bit help is needed for some career related decisions. I am currently a 4th year PhD student in Molecular Genetics and should be able to graduate next May. My research is focused on the genetic basis of complex diseases (basically GWAS) in general population. Now I have a opportunity to spend one more year (until the May of 2018) in school for an additional master degree in Bioinformatics with a total tuition cost of ~US$27k (it's reduced since I'm a PhD student at school already). Is it really a good direction to go? How much I can benefit from this master degree and is it going to be redundant since I'm just adding one more degree title to my name card in addition to some more course work. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed! :)
PS. not sure why I can't directly reply so I just put it here Because I've heard too many voices telling me how hard it is to find a job with a biomedical PhD right now and the analytical skills offered by the bioinformatics MS are very helpful. Basically I've had almost half of the informatics MS courses taken already during my PhD training and it should be just one additional year of class. Do you think it will pay back in the future? or I should get a job first and gain some real experience?
Sorry I reached the post limit as a new member here. Really appreciate people's suggestions! Any further comments are welcomed. :)