Increased Job Potential
A June 2009 article in «The New York Times» noted that many people have equated a bachelor’s degree in the 21st century to earning a diploma in the past. Thus, with more people graduating college and flooding the job market, it often takes a master’s degree to stand out from the crowd. Jobs that you could once get with a four-year degree may even require a graduate degree.
Thus your personal credibility depends in your sincerity, honesty, integrity and personal commitment, a Master’s degree also has intangible value. The pride in telling friends and family that you have an Accredited Graduate Degree has value.
Within your profession or industry, you may also experience higher levels of credibility among peers or clients. You may even find supplemental income opportunities, such as speaking, teaching or writing, that wouldn’t be available with a Bachelor’s.
Quality of Life Promotability
A master’s may also grant you greater staying power and promotability within an organization. A May 2010 article on the Society for Human Resource Management website noted that demand is so great for advanced education in the HR field that a master’s not only increases pay, but also leads to greater sustainability within an organization.
More Earning Income
This always depends on your own capacity, however, statistically, it has proven consistent in doing so. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that a typical master’s degree holder earned $1,300 per week in 2012. This marked a 22 percent higher earning potential relative to bachelor’s degree holders