Since I have been having such a hard time finding the ‘perfect’ job here in the Houston area, I’ve started to kick around the idea of going back to college for a Ph.D. in gifted education studies of some sort. I could begin to develop some ties with the academic area, strengthen and deepen my research skills and knowledge of the gifted and have a flexible schedule. The bad side would be the lack of any major income, tons of bookwork and some travel. Any suggestions, info about pursuing this level of degree. How much work would a Ph.D. be?