In 2013 I graduated from WNMU's MAIS program with concentrations in History & English. For the past year I have been working at a small CC as a part-time English tutor, and an adjunct English teacher. Needless to say, I'm not making much money, but I am doing what I enjoy. Still, at this early point in my career, I am thinking of ways to better myself inside of academia. Recently, my thoughts have turned to maybe doing another master's. Initially, I was drawn to the MAIS' versatility - and it has done just that - I can teacher either history, or English classes. But, in all reality, I feel maybe I need more experience in one field to progress? Hence, the "crossroads" in the title of this post...I am trying to decide if it is just superfluous to get another master's, or if it isn't, what area should I get? Lately, I have been looking in the University of Memphis' online MA in History degree, partly because i can transfer in between 9-12 hours of graduate work. The degree might cost between $10,000-$12,000 to complete. I am very passionate about history, and I believe this may be what I want to teach in the longterm. Also, this degree could serve to warm me up for Ph.D work locally, if I eventually choose to go that route (reluctant because of horror stories, though!). I have also looked at some options in getting in MA in English, or Composition and Rhetoric. I have some natural talent in teaching writing, I do believe, and it is the subject area I broke into academia with. (nothing wrong with ending with a preposition!haha) Apart from that, I've looked at maybe just doing a short, grad cert in composition, until I feel things out. Finally, I've also looked in MA degrees in Instructional Design, CC teaching, and Computers and IT, because so much of education seems to be heading in that direction, and careers within those field pay much better. Ultimately, I don't care so much about money, I would rather be fulfilled and enjoy what I am doing more than anything. ANYWAY, TLDR: What/if any of these areas are the smart way to push my life and career forward. I believe that I would like to stay in education, but I wouldn't rule out other fields, either. Or, is it better to just try your luck, and stick with you first MA to the end, and save money? This is a great forum, I always appreciate you guys' responses, feedback, and insights!