Some excellent advice from Robert Peters in Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or a Ph.D.:
If you decide to go to graduate school, don’t do it just because you don’t know what else to do,
A little later down the page:
Recognize that students who enter grad programs for specific career goals are more likely to graduate than those with vague plans.
If you aren’t yet certain what career you want, grad school might give you insight, but there are certainly more cost-effective ways of figuring out your life.Â You might be better off working for a conservation organization, teaching English overseas as a second language, or joining the Peace Corps until you’re sure what you want to do.