PROFESSIONALS

When to Consider a Master’s Degree

by Josh Biggs in Tips on 5th November 2019

If you work for a sizable and established organization, chances are, there is a tuition reimbursement program available to you. Going for a master’s degree is a choice many weigh, knowing it’s a commitment of otherwise personal time of nights and weekends for a couple of years. As long as the degree plan is in line with your organization’s needs, and it’s through an approved university, it’s usually well supported by management to proceed and complete. Millions apply for and pursue their master’s degrees soon after, or years after completing their undergraduate degree. Timing is different and unique for everyone, depending on many factors, but it is always a positive outcome on the income front. There are many advanced and specialized degree programs, and most are now offered in online formats to make it more convenient and achievable than attending in person on campus.

Architecture and design. Many different styles of combinations of lines, curves and angles evolve across the world in different cultures across the years from progressive architects in their fields of design. Getting a masters in architecture at a prestigious university is something few get to experience the joys and challenges of in this lifetime. There are few applicants accepted each year, and even fewer make it through the entirety of the multi-year program. It’s a commitment like few others, and the payoff is usually a satisfyingly challenging lifelong career full of opportunity, in a wide variety of options, from self-employment to working for large firms.

Business. The area of business encompasses a tremendous amount of needs, from designers, visionaries, writers, economists, strategists, “people” people, customer service professionals, attorneys, tradesmen and tradeswomen, accountants, financial analysts, software engineers, computer and data scientists, and so much more. Generally, if you work in any part of the business world, going for your MBA is highly encouraged and highly valuable. Not only does it enable higher earnings, it also enables promotions and expanded responsibilities. Going for an MBA is not an easy pursuit, but it’s well worth it for many that choose this route.

Choosing to pursue your master’s degree is no small decision. Maybe you’ve always known you’d want to take that route, or perhaps it’s something that’s new to your life’s possibilities, and you’re in the early stages of considering what it will be like for you, and how it can benefit you and your family. Talking with others that have done it before you is always a good strategy, to get a first hand account of what it’s like, what you can expect and how it can impact your future. No matter if you are paying for it out of savings, or taking out student loans, or your employer has a tuition reimbursement program for it, opting for a masters degree is usually a very lucrative payoff for the time and monetary investment. Is getting a master’s degree right for you? What interests you that can make your passions into your lifelong career?

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