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ABA: JD Required Jobs - Down 4%

http://www.abajournal.com/news/arti cle/employment_data_shows 6figuremistake05/12/17
Regarding JD-advantage jobs --- the JD may not necessarily b patenttrollnj05/12/17
The MBA is also probably too common and too expensive to rea acerimmer05/12/17
Plus, MBA programmers (for all their flaws) at least have th 6figuremistake05/12/17
an MBA is also a misunderstood degree. Unlike a JD, it's no dingbat05/12/17
Working at a car dealership is considered JD Advantage.. vohod05/12/17
6figuremistake (May 12, 2017 - 10:31 am)

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/employment_data_shows_challenging_job_market_for_2016_law_grads

But "JD Advantage" jobs are on the rise. All aboard the million dollar express!

"'I think the number of long-term full-time JD-advantage jobs supports what people have been saying—some graduates want those jobs, but many take them only when they can’t find jobs that require a JD,' Merritt said."

-You think so? There probably are not a lot of people plunking down 200 large with the intention of being an office manager, Whole Food clerk, or janitor.

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patenttrollnj (May 12, 2017 - 12:31 pm)

Regarding JD-advantage jobs --- the JD may not necessarily be the MOST desired degree for that job. In other words, yes it helps if you have a JD, but they'd prefer something else.

Thus, as other professions become saturated, lawyers will find much more competition for these so called JD-advantage jobs, yet the JD will be a disadvantage relative to some other degrees and/or job experience.

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acerimmer (May 12, 2017 - 12:55 pm)

The MBA is also probably too common and too expensive to really be "worth it." But, most MBA programs are 2 years, and the total cost is about half-ish of what a law degree costs.

So, an MBA might not be a "good idea," but it is a better idea than law. It would definitely be better than law for about half of law students.

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6figuremistake (May 12, 2017 - 1:54 pm)

Plus, MBA programmers (for all their flaws) at least have the integrity not to allow people to enroll K-MBA. You actually have to have two to three years of work experience under your belt. Real business experience and only a two year gap (getting further business training) probably makes it easier to rejoin the workforce. I'm not saying that it necessarily justifies the cost, but at least the MBA is less likely to completely ruin your life.

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dingbat (May 12, 2017 - 2:05 pm)

an MBA is also a misunderstood degree.
Unlike a JD, it's not entry into a profession. It's designed to teach people how to manage. so, good for people becoming managers, or for middle-management to become upper management.

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vohod (May 12, 2017 - 1:07 pm)

Working at a car dealership is considered JD Advantage..

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