Post graduate education for many
is the only sure way to stay on top of knowledge advancement and technological
change, it is always reassuring to hear that a graduate has successfully
completed or attended an upgrading program. We all seek, if not insist on,
standards of excellence from a professional by the reassurance that such
professional is well schooled in his or her profession by obtaining advance
degree and certification.
Sometimes, when we talk about what it means to be a professional, we imply to the following traits, prestige and influence, high income, license, idea of service, high code of ethics and many other values of been a professional. A medical doctor in the health sector in Nigeria derives his/her respect and power from ability to cure or correct any physical problem in others. The doctor advance acquired skills gives him the ability to recognize, diagnose and cure almost every treatable disease on the planet earth. But what makes doctors different from every professional health worker is the use of science or scientific tools or methods to maintain their professional credibility. A doctor depends on proven methods and ideology from research to guide their day to day practice skills. It is successful application of knowledge and skills which entrenches the public confidence and earns doctor the respect they engender as a result, this they can only achieve by further studying and carrying out more research.
HIGHER EARNINGS AND VALUE.
Having a post graduate degree can guarantee one of higher earnings in the labour markets. Employers are constantly looking for professionals for suitable positions, most at times these positions are out of reach of an ordinary graduate degree holder, as they are considered a novice.
Moreover, knowledge then, is a key aspect of professionalism. One with a post graduate degree is given an accolade and self recognition in his or her ability to stand out in their area of study.
Post graduate degree offers specialisation in a certain courses. It allows graduates to confidently handle any task being offered. To be technically and professionally oriented, a specialization will deepen your knowledge on your area of study, focusing and directing your undergraduate degree. Specialization is preferred by recent graduates and the average duration is one year.