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3 Master’s Degree Programs That Are Worth the Cost

By on May 31, 2013
Master's Degree Worth the Cost

Jacquelyn Smith, a writer over at Forbes, summed up “The Best and Worst Master’s Degrees for Jobs.” Her top three picks for employable Master’s Degrees:

  1. Physician Assistant Studies
  2. Computer Science
  3. Electrical Engineering

Investopedia agrees. However, they elected to break down their list into broader categories, which gives you an idea of what specific industries have the best paying jobs for Master’s Degree recipients (you know, in case you are a mechanical engineer instead an electrical one). Their top Master’s Degrees:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Engineering
  3. Psychiatry

For the most cut and dry look at which Master’s Degrees will pay you the most by mid-career, you should check out the data compiled by PayScale.com. It is a little dry, and certainly very numbers heavy, but they too have broken things down by category and specific degree.

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  • Joe

    Not MBA?

  • Those are nifty stats to get a better perspective in choosing a good masters degree.

  • RyDaScotchDrinker

    I hate it when individual write article based on things they have no clue about…..

    I will not get into Engineering, etc… that is not my field, but Money finance is and no a Master Degree is not worth the investment simple because its not an asset….

    Assets in education are focused specialization which Master Degrees are not….

    So if you want to spend a little money 4 to $5,000.00 get yourself a CFA that is a specialization and a very important one. Or spend $2,500.00 to $4,500.00 to a Charter Professional Risk Manager, all of which earns you more money than a Masters degree, has a drastically higher ROI, a faster ROI, and are held in far higher regard and viewed as essential assets.

    But be warned boys and girls……. to be CFA, a Risk manager or any specialization its a lot and I mean A LOT harder than a simple easy breezy Masters Degree with a $55,000.00 to $110,000.00 price tag and one of the crappiest ROI ever.

    As for Engineering, etc…. I will leave that to the professionals in those industries they will undoubtedly have their own advise and take.