Getting a master’s degree can be extremely rewarding, but it can also seem daunting. It is a big decision to make and pursue. Florida National University (FNU) offers several graduate programs:
- Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
- Master’s in Health Services Administration
- Nursing (MSN)
- RN to MSN (MSN)
- Master of Science – Forensic Psychology
One of the biggest question’s undergraduates ask themselves is “should I pursue a master’s degree?” While this isn’t a decision we can make for you, we’re here to give you reasons why you should.
1. Satisfy Job Requirements and Become an Expert
Earning a master’s degree can give you the expertise and credibility in a specific field, allowing you more freedom. It can also give you a better understanding of the specialty and career focus you’ve needed. Some jobs require a master’s degree, while others require it for advancement within the company. A master’s degree may also allow for an easier transition into management and leadership positions. According to Career Builder, 33% of employers are hiring workers with master’s degrees for positions that had in the past primarily been held by those with four-year degrees. Skills for these positions have evolved, requiring a higher base level of education. Since employers have raised the educational requirements, they have seen tremendous increases in the quality of work, productivity, communication, innovation, employee retention, revenue, and customer loyalty.
2. Bump Your Salary Potential for Financial Freedom
Since employers have seen a positive impact of hiring workers with higher educational requirements, they know they can increase the salaries for the positions. Earning a master’s degree could be a great investment for your financial future. If you’re looking to work hard now so you can play harder later, you should consider earning your master’s degree. Many graduate degree holders can see up to $10,000 more annually than those with a bachelor’s degree. Throughout your career, this could mean more savings, living comfortably, planning vacations and so much more.
3. Jump into the Job Market
Many students who graduate with a master’s degree see themselves jumping right into the job market and finding a job quickly. A bachelor’s degree may allow you to start in an entry-level position, but you may find yourself in management or a leadership position much quicker with a master’s degree.
This also applies to a career change. Many adults often change jobs and careers more than once or twice throughout their professional careers. A master’s degree can help provide security in your specific area of expertise. Once you’re ready to change careers, the master’s degree will be evidence that you are a serious candidate. Even if you decide to move into an unfamiliar area, a master’s degree will compensate for the lack of experience.
4. Sense of Accomplishment
A master’s degree is an achievement to be proud of. It may seem like a piece of paper now, but the knowledge and professional connections you will make while pursuing a graduate degree will be worth it. With a master’s degree, you’ve earned the credibility and value that will invite a high level of respect. Receiving a master’s degree can give you a greater sense of confidence while moving into those leadership positions.
FNU: Helping You Move Forward
FNU wants to see you succeed. Do you think you’re too busy to pursue a master’s degree? Florida National University offers all graduate programs online to help you succeed in your time. Ready to leap earning your master’s degree? Contact FNU today at 305-821-3333 for more information on our master’s degree programs.