What Is The Most Useful Degree To Have Today For Readily Available And High Payi

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  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    What Is The Most Useful Degree To Have Today For Readily Available And High Paying Jobs?

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    loriamooreposted 8 years ago

    Two of the degrees I hold have been very helpful.

    Master of Business Administration
    Master of Arts in Management and Leadership

    These degrees are well-rounded in the business areas to include economics, finance, marketing, operations, and human resources.  They equip students with the skills necessary to manage people or processes.

  3. Hungry-n-Foolish profile image58
    Hungry-n-Foolishposted 8 years ago

    IT is another sector which can provide quick high paying jobs.
    Then, Hotel Management is there. Or else, Fashion Designing.

  4. RunnerJane33 profile image48
    RunnerJane33posted 8 years ago

    For a straight skills based degree, occupational therapy and physicians assistant degrees are in super high demand. $60K-$75K starting salaries

  5. nick247 profile image59
    nick247posted 8 years ago

    I think it depends where you are and where you're willing to move to. It depends on the local job market. For example, I have a philosophy degree from a good British university which traditionally would make me a shoe-in for a good job, but I live in a town with a high proportion of graduates, so I had to work in a call centre for a while. Had I moved back home where there are fewer graduates, I probably would have walked into something much higher paying.

    If all you want out of a degree is a high paying job, examine the job market and see what's needed. Fill that niche. But make sure you do something you're interested in, otherwise you won't stick with it.

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    kjsand01posted 8 years ago

    I have:

    MBA with Corporate Finance
    Bachelor Science Training & Development with Human Resources.

    Both can be extremely rewarding montarily and emotionally. They both work for me as I enjoy developing business ideas and seeing them to fruition. I think you should find your passion and do what works for you.

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    Audreveaposted 8 years ago

    Unless it's an absolute pre-requisite (like law or medicine), I think it is a mistake to believe any degree is going to get you a high paying job on its own.  You should follow your interests and then try to apply this to your work.

    Ultimately success in the job market is about performance, not formal education.  I'm a big believer in education for its own sake and I've studied quite a lot. It only helps get you in the door - after that you have to earn your stripes on the job and build your career.

  8. browsed profile image58
    browsedposted 8 years ago

    MBA and MBBS in Ortho Dentals are the most useful careers

  9. Tenochtitlan profile image60
    Tenochtitlanposted 8 years ago

    Other people have answered this question well enough.  I would add that we are living in difficult times and it is more, who you know than what you know.  Your friends, relatives and organizations you've joined could be very useful - other people can get you into jobs.  You just have to be seen by the right ones.  Perhaps it is to this end you need some "letter of recommendation" that is your qualification.

  10. Amandaword profile image64
    Amandawordposted 8 years ago

    The most useful degree? I know friends who are Power Engineers and MBBS. And even some MBAs. They are all dissatisfied with their jobs for one reason or the other. And trust me, their monthly salaries are 3-times bigger then my annual income....

    So the most useful degrees are, according to my understanding: Perseverance, Patience and yes, Love-what-you-do smile

    Did I mention about a A+ MBA I know who earns less than a blogger I know? smile All the best.

  11. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 8 years ago

    Degrees do not necessarily translate to high paying jobs...just ask a few engineers and architects.   For the most part, degrees are a 'license' to learn in a particular profession.  Many professions seeked degreed individuals because they feel their level of education has exposed them to concepts and processes that they may encounter in the framework of that particular job. On that basis, many employers look at a broad range of degrees that may be acceptable as an 'entry visa' to the profession.  On the one hand, you need the 'degree' to get the job; on the other hand there is some flexibility as to the discipline associated with the degree.  I once saw a statistic that stated that more than 70% of college grads were not working in field directly associated with their degree discipline.  From a common sense standpoint, certain types of degrees will open up the 'potential to get hired' for a job candidate but I think it is reasonable to conclude that most companies will not just offer high salaries for a given degree without some mix of experience in the industry.  I hope that helps! WB

  12. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 8 years ago

    What is a readily available and high paying job today will not necessarily be so in four or five years. Fields such as Engineering and Education swing like pendulums - Too few engineers today translates into too many engineers in a few years, as college students are attracted or steered to those majors. Where you plan to live is also key.

    For many years, a degree in Computer Science was almost a guarantee of getting a good job. Today most of those jobs are being moved to low-cost centers like India and China.

    That being said, here is the answer you don't want to hear, but it comes from over 35 years of work experience: Do what you love, because you're going to be doing it for a long time. No amount of money is going to compensate for the hours you spend doing something you don't enjoy. Life is too short for that.

  13. dabeaner profile image56
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Beware the hype about the medical professions.  If you are thinking of going into that for the money instead of a real interest in the field, you will be making a bad choice.

    As the government takes over the field, it will become more and more bureaucratized and mindless.  Pay will decline.

    And remember, despite all the wailing about medical care being a "right", it is, in fact, a LUXURY.  So, as economic conditions decline worldwide because of increasing population and resource depletion, good care will become less available and more expensive.  Good care cannot be given to everyone.

    Good medical care depends on having prosperous economies with "spare" resources to devote to that luxury.

    All you Pollyannas, take a look at Haiti or Zimbabwe for real-life education.

  14. warrioRR profile image60
    warrioRRposted 8 years ago

    Well in Pakistan MBA's and BBA's are Job less even PhD's are leaving country
    Only Girls are getting job from this degree
    I prefer CA and ACCA, these are the degrees which pays you most

  15. nickg480 profile image54
    nickg480posted 8 years ago

    BA in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. It has one of the highest entry level salaries.

  16. lucionogue profile image66
    lucionogueposted 8 years ago

    As you might know, the world is changing on a speed of light and, there was a time when a College Degree was not required to be sucessful in life, however, things have changed and will continue to do so faster that one imagine.

    So, do you want to be successful in life? if so, consider yourself pursuing higher and higher levels of education. Continuing learning is the answer.

    In today's market place, there is a tremendous demand for professionals with skills in communication, negotiation, interpersonal relationship, public speaking, business, accounting, management and so on...

    So, if you really want to know the answer for your question, here it is: Learn about everything that you possibly can, learn the true meaning of multi-tasking, you have to be able to master that and, you must, otherwise, whatever is the degree that you want to achieve won't help you that much.

    I, for example, got the following degrees: Two Minors in Business, Accounting and Professional Sales, I got a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance and, I got a Master Degree in Global Management, I also, have some technical degrees in: Public speaking and communication.

    All these degrees has helped me to be prepared for whatever work environment I found myself into it.

    I hope this article helps you!

  17. solar.power profile image55
    solar.powerposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Wayne. Im also trained as an architect. Its one of the lowest paid professions in Australia. However, I have a commerce degree as well. I have found the commerce degree to be more useful in my day to day workplace operations.

  18. gulnazahmad profile image58
    gulnazahmadposted 8 years ago

    Masters of Business Administration I think is the best degree toady and second can be CA that can make you earn handsome amount and decent job as well off course.

  19. lanealanea profile image61
    lanealaneaposted 8 years ago

    I would say a degree in the health and fitness field. Lanea

  20. chrysstil profile image60
    chrysstilposted 8 years ago

    I think that there is no most useful degree in business.
    There are to many jobs and to many fields.
    You might have a proposal from a business for a specific field and your degree might  be in another field.
    Nevertheless the degrees open doors. That's sure.

  21. sir_tallest profile image61
    sir_tallestposted 8 years ago

    I'm not sure degree matters these days when it comes to getting a high income....what matters now is experience, tarlent and good luck (God has to be on your side) I have 2 friends that I attended high school with. 1 didn't go to college but he is earning at least $3400 a month while the other that went to college and went back for masters is happy if he makes $1000 a month....stories like this makes student rethink the going to school idea.

  22. iamalegend profile image75
    iamalegendposted 7 years ago

    Degrees that related to business and finance.Probably a MBA or CA

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    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    There currently seems to be a high demand in schools for speech pathologists.  With thhis training, you can also work for hospitals, be a consultant, etc.

  24. Mark Upshaw profile image59
    Mark Upshawposted 7 years ago

    MBA and JD  Business and Law. But the paper does not give you the job, it is your connection to your profession before you start your profession. Gotta have the contacts, need to make contributions to the field to show that you are valuable before you are valuable to a firm.

  25. newadamadamz profile image53
    newadamadamzposted 7 years ago

    I am doing Software Engineering...So i think that it is the best degree in the WORLD:)

  26. marketingskeptic profile image70
    marketingskepticposted 7 years ago

    Bioengineering.
    There's seriously so many different routes you can go with this degree that the moment you'd graduate you'll easily have a job lined up.

  27. Maembe profile image61
    Maembeposted 7 years ago

    MBA's are great, but there are some pretty lucrative Bachelor's Degrees as well.  Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, etc.  The key however, is not what degree you get, but the experience you gain in college.  If you land a decent internship during your sophomore year and continue to build on that, you'll be looking at $50k+ for your first post-college job easily.

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    eonukposted 7 years ago

    Generally, something in business will pay higher.  If you've got talent in something then you can earn a lot with that, but many people earn a lot without any real talent.

    Best bet is to look at the jobs market and find a surplus of jobs and work out what degree fits best.  Things do change though - the building industry was thriving but is now completely decimated.

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    nancywaldenposted 7 years ago

    Nursing! There is a huge demand for Registered Nurses these days. Nursing is not just relegated to hospitals. There are great-paying nursing jobs available as a travel nurse, a forensic nurse, a surgical nurse, a legal nurse consultant or as an educator in a Nursing school. With an increasing demand for Nurses, there is wider choice of specialized options in nursing to choose from. You can opt for an associate degree in nursing ( http://www.collegeamerica.edu/healthcar … es/nursing ) or choose a bachelor’s degree in nursing or nursing administration. Certain pre-requisites apply.

 
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