Graduate Degrees in High Demand by Businesses | 04.30.10

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The Council of Graduate Schools and Educational Testing Service released a survey recently that states the job market will be pushing more for individuals with advanced degrees in the future. You don’t exactly need Nostradamus to figure that out, but it is a valid point that as the complexity of technology and business deepens, so must the knowledge required to work in related fields.

If you think about how much the business climate has changed over the past decade or two, virtually every aspect has been affected by the evolution of the Internet and the rapid deployment of information between any electronically-connected places on the planet. Graduate school fits into this puzzle by providing the raw education and skills to understand and interpret these trends and evolve yourself to stay competitive.

According to the report, nearly 20% more jobs are expected to require a Ph.D. or Masters degree by 2020 alone in the USA. When you bring the salary potential into the picture, it makes grad school look like a no-brainer.

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11 Responses to “Graduate Degrees in High Demand by Businesses”

  1. Marie says on May 27, 2010 at 11:09 am:

    I agree

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  2. Shafina says on May 27, 2010 at 10:29 am:

    The better the degree, the better chance of getting a job. That is what i'm trying to do.

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  3. Ashleigh says on May 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm:

    very true. .motivational as well.

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  4. mychal says on May 10, 2010 at 3:50 am:

    It had really good information on why people should try to attain a master degree

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  5. Lauren says on May 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm:

    Encouraging article. I plan to start working on my Master's as soon as I finish my Bachelor's.

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  6. Peggy says on May 3, 2010 at 2:01 pm:

    Well of course this article makes sense! With new technology and options that are given to us today someone with a larger degree will be more likely to get a job. The better your degree the more likely you will get that job. With technology growing like it is today you need to be able to do more than what we've taught the computer to do already.

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  7. pharmacy tech says on May 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm:

    nice post. thanks.

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  8. Johnnelin Pearcy says on May 3, 2010 at 12:41 am:

    This is Fantastic information

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  9. Brittany says on May 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm:

    i definitely want to get my doctorates as a physical therapist so this is good to know

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  10. Chauntaya Johnson says on May 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm:

    This article is so true! I will begin on my path to a nursing career this fall, and eventually I plan on furthering my education to become a neonatal nurse practitioner. I love the fact that there will be a higher demand for advanced degrees now in the future. I love a challenge, and I know that in seeking an advanced degree, I will not only benefit my future, but my personal aspirations as well.

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  11. SNemo says on May 1, 2010 at 3:25 am:

    So true. A bachelors on its own isn't what it used to be. A graduate degree has become something so great to have!

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