9 Ways You Don't Realize A Master's Degree Helps Your Career!
Phalasha NagpalGuest Contributor
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Completed your undergraduate studies, yet in two minds about pursuing a Master’s course after? Don’t you worry, girl! Read on to know some amazing and insightful reasons why you should decide in favour of a Master's degree.
1. Better Career Opportunities
A Master's degree makes you a qualified expert in a specific field, providing you a platform to apply for senior level/ expert positions in organizations and companies. The credibility and recognition that comes with this higher qualification also opens up a host of higher-paying job opportunities in global firms, both in India and abroad.
2. Expertise In The Field
Going for a Master’s course in the area of your interest would allow you to learn more about your field and pursue your true passion, in depth and extensively. Post completion, you would be an expert in your field. It's a great investment for your future, and the experience you gain here is actually priceless.
3. Higher Pay, Of Course
Not only does possessing a Master’s degree help in gaining access to higher level job profiles and opportunities, but with such senior positions come the consequent higher salaries and benefits as well. Your starting salary in the same industry can vary by a lot if you have a Master's degree.
4. Developing Teamwork And Leadership Skills
Teamwork and leadership are a part and parcel of any Master's course. Your course work would essentially require you to work with diverse study groups on projects and assignments. Such projects help you to be a collaborative team player at times and also require you to lead the team when required. Not only do such activities help in gauging oneself better but also improve one’s communication and people management skills.
5. Research And Analytical Skills
A Master’s course is a combination of theory and practice. Hence, it involves a lot of analysis, research and critical inputs on data, case studies and projects. In-depth research and analytical skills are acquired and honed during your coursework, and these make you even more attractive to prospective employers.
6. Personality Development
A Master's is not just about intellectual enrichment; it provides an environment conducive for overall personality development. The team projects, stressful schedules, deadlines and tough exam papers...all of these help one become a better team player, more confident, develop stronger networking skills and deal with high-pressure situations efficiently.
7. It Lets You Change Career Paths
A Master’s provides you a specialization in a particular field, allowing you to diverge your career path from your undergraduate major and thus pursue your true passion. But do keep in mind that you would be required to give the university sufficient reason to accept your application if you’re going for a change for field, like say from B.Com to an M.Sc. in Economics.
8. Networking Opportunities
In addition to a higher education, pursuing a Master’s degree provides you great exposure through interactions with fellow mates from diverse fields, and also networking opportunities during seminars, guest lectures and business research projects.
9. Greater Respect
A higher qualification would bring along greater respect both in society and amidst your peers. After having pursued a Master’s course, with brighter career prospects, the next door neighbor or that far-off relative might think twice about nagging you with questions like, “What are you doing in life?" and "Why don’t you just get married?” Phewww!