10 Careers Where A Master's Degree Pays Off

Last Updated Aug 24, 2011 9:28 AM EDT

  • 10 Careers Where A Master's Degree Pays Off

    #10 -- Software Engineers, Get With the Postgraduate Program!

    #10 -- Software Engineers, Get With the Postgraduate Program!

    #10 -- Software Engineers, Get With the Postgraduate Program!

    Thinking of a career as a staff software engineer? It might pay to keep going to school for that extra two years then. The average worker with this job title and a four-year degree pulls in $79,104.09, according to CareerBliss.

    But if you have the same title plus an extra couple of years of education, you can expect to earn 17.57 percent more, or $95,960.47. Over time, that two years of tuition should pay for itself.      

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