The first benefit associated with getting a graduate degree is the prestige that comes along with it. Categorically recognized as the hardest or rather, toughest coursework in higher education, getting a Ph.D. awards you with some bragging rights. You will immediately be seen as a person who is, in fact, resilient and hardworking enough to complete such a course. A person who can commit and finish. It lets people know something about your character and puts you in a positive light. You also get the title doctor to put before your name. After all, you earned it. Dr. so and so has a nice ring to it. However, other than bragging rights, what else is there?