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3 best master’s degrees to get

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Career Dare has a post about master’s degrees and which are worth pursuing, information gleaned from a variety of sources that author Jessica Young, lists. As the author writes, master’s degrees are costly in terms of both time and money:

But are they worth it? A Master’s Degree is a serious investment, especially if you are pursuing one while you are working. When taking Master’s classes at night, it could take you anywhere from one to five years to complete your degree. Then, of course, there is the cost of the degree program. For people who have an existing student loan burden, the additional cost of a Master’s Degree might seem like a little too much, too soon. If the Master’s Degree does not guarantee you a significant bump in salary, is it even worth the time and effort?

And their answer?

Yes and No. Really, it depends on which Master’s Degree you are planning to get.

An author at Forbes says that her top 3 picks would be:

  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

And Investopedia would agree, but in terms of broader categories, they came up with:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Psychiatry

For more on this, and for median pay rates for the degrees mentioned in this article, see here: Career Dare.

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