Increase Your Job Security
Obtaining your master’s degree will not only advance your career, but also significantly improves your job security. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, master’s degree earners had an unemployment rate of only 2.4 percent. Unemployment rates for people with an advanced degree were lower than all other levels of education.
Invest in yourself and build the type of security that no one can take away from you, regardless of the job market. A graduate degree will cultivate your skills and expertise, keeping you on the cutting edge and highly employable.
Opportunities for Growth
Earning a master’s degree is a huge achievement that is evidence of persistence, discipline, determination, and a high aptitude — all of which make you highly marketable to employers. This achievement provides opportunities for you to grow within your organization or outside of it.
Increase Your Salary
With a master’s degree in hand, engineers make an average of almost 28 percent more than those with an engineering bachelor’s. By mid-career, according to PayScale’s 2016-2017 data, engineers with a master’s degree are making 60% more than their starting salary.
Higher Job Satisfaction
In 2016, PayScale helped Fortune compile its list of best (and worst) graduate degrees. Year after year, STEM fields dominate this list, and in 2016 almost all workers within STEM jobs said they were “Extremely Satisfied” with their careers.
Gexpro – Class of 2008