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3 Master’s Degrees to Push Your Career To The Next Level

Updated on November 13, 2016

Now that the economy’s finally recovering, many of us are looking to pull our careers out of the doldrums and start moving up in the world. For some people that means nothing more than finally taking an opportunity that’s making itself available, but for some of us it means going back to school and getting the qualifications that we need to move onward and upward. Here are a few directions that you could take that show a lot of promise in the current and coming job markets.


If you’re comfortable in the traditional office environment with a regular routine and a stable work environment then the traditional route for career development is for you. More and more traditional universities are opening online programs to cater to working professionals, particularly MBA programs like this one or this one. Because of recent job growth, which is being helped along by the slow return of the US’ previously outsourced manufacturing sector, the demand for well-educated and savvy managers and administrators is rising rapidly.


Have you ever thought about how large the political machine is in terms of the economy? In 2014 we spent 4 billion dollars on congressional elections alone. There are a lot of jobs out there that get you into the political world that don’t require you to run for an office. If you like to keep busy and have a strong drive to make your work representative of your personal political convictions, then you might consider getting into politics.

So, how do you go and become a speech writer, a campaign manager, a lobbying professional, or somebody’s chief of staff? Well, there’s a degree for that nowadays. Like anywhere in the world of politics it helps to show up pre-equipped with exceptional networking skills, but breaking into the old-boy’s club that is the political machine isn’t impossible, and the political upheaval that we’ve been observing in the last few years has only made it more accessible for newcomers.


Another fast-growing and increasingly attractive field is health care, specifically caregiving and health administration work. Because of the retiring baby-boomer generation the demand for caregivers has been growing so fast that incoming healthcare professionals haven’t been able to keep up. This undersupply has resulted in very competitive wages that are designed to attract new people to the field. Fortunately it doesn’t seem like word has gotten out about this to the general public yet, meaning that there’s still plenty of time to get in on the action.

Of course there are many other fields that are currently growing and are likely to continue to do so. The smartest thing that you can do is to do your research and find something that’ll get you in the door and keep you moving onward and upward in your career.


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