The decision to pursue a
graduate degree is a big one. Whether you are a newly graduated college student considering
further education or someone considering a career change, there are several
factors to weigh before enrolling in a graduate program. However, above
all else, it’s important to remember that going to graduate school
is an investment in yourself and your future. Here are just some of the
ways that grad school pays off for students.
In almost any industry, workers who hold a master’s degree make more
than those who don’t. On average,
those with graduate degrees earn 30% more, and that figure can be significantly higher in some fields. While going
to grad school requires an upfront investment of time and tuition, you
can more than recoup that initial expenditure with higher earnings for
the rest of your working life.
With a graduate degree, there are more employment opportunities open to
you. Some industries require graduate education in order to advance beyond
entry-level positions, while other fields are completely closed off to
those who have not completed graduate studies. A graduate degree gives
you the flexibility and the opportunity to build your career on your terms.
Having a graduate degree gives you more professional credibility in your
field. When you apply for a position, a graduate degree on your resume
communicates not only that you have detailed knowledge of your industry,
but also that you have a high level of dedication to your field. Your
degree can communicate more about your knowledge and capabilities than
your experience might.
At Seattle University’s Computer Science and Software Engineering
graduate programs, our courses of study are ideal for both new college
grads and those making a
career change. Find out more about our graduate programs in Seattle, including how to
apply, by calling (888) 457-5227.