Why Get a Master’s Degree in Accounting?

Why Get a Master’s Degree in Accounting?

If you are considering graduate school, you may have some doubts about how it may benefit you. There is the risk of being forced deeper into student loan debt and ending up overqualified for certain fields. However, there are many careers in which Master’s degrees are the expectation and a necessity, and often pay very well.

If you are interested in teaching, a Master’s degree will offer you the opportunity to teach college students. Currently, it will only provide entrance into careers at community colleges; most universities require professors to have PhD degrees; however, as an instructor at a two-year college, you can expect to make $45,000 or more, which will increase over time. You can even continue school for your PhD if you would like to earn more.

A big question is  Who Hires People with a Master of Accounting? One of the best Master’s degrees in health care is in physical therapy. Right away, a certified physical therapist with a Master’s degree can plan on a salary of at least $50,000; however, most physical therapists make about $70,000 or more. This is also a very rewarding career, providing those who are interested in health with the chance to rehabilitate many people in hospitals, private practices, and outpatient centers.

Statisticians are a group of mathematical experts who have Master’s degrees in math or statistics. It is their job to interpret results of surveys or experiments, as well as many other important things. They are included in this list because they may begin their careers making $64,000. Average salaries for these experts are often well over $71,000. They are usually hired by government agencies, but may find many positions within private businesses and industries.

Those with an interest in politics should get their Master’s degrees in political science. Political scientists do well after graduate school, entering fascinating careers in government research and earning over $80,000. Their jobs are to perform research on the structure of different governments, public policy, and more. This is a highly valued position that can be offered pay over $100,000.

One good career to enter is in library science. With a Master’s in library science, you can become a librarian. Librarians are experts at research, and work in libraries helping people find what they are looking for in books or on the web. This job is becoming more advanced, with librarians now often referred to as “information professionals.” Many do not realize that this is actually a very well-paid career. Librarians may get paid over $40,000 in the beginning; this pay can go up to and over $60,000.

You can enter a lucrative career as a school or vocational counselor making over $44,000 a year, a high salary that can go well above $70,000. These careers are very rewarding, as they involve counseling students who are experiencing a variety of troubles. You may work at secondary or post-secondary schools, in your own office. This career is growing faster than most right now, so it is a good one to enter.

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Want a Promotion?

Want a Promotion?

Want a Promotion?  Today our guest blogger Lindsey Harper Mac presents the second in her new series of posts on career development.  The third, and last, post will appear here next week .  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree. You can find the first post in this series at this link – Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Career Development Part 2: Want a Promotion? Focus on Factors Within your Control

Want a Promotion? Whether or not you get that long-dreamed-about promotion isn’t dependent on one or two easily manipulated factors. Instead, it relies upon a mishmash of influences, both business and employee-related. The business-related elements are ones that are specific to your business environment and ones over which you have less control. The employee-related factors are ones that you can manipulate and, in doing so, potentially increase your chances of obtaining the promotion you seek.

Want a Promotion? Business Factors

  • Your Boss – The degree to which you get along with your boss can play a major part in determining whether or not you find yourself in line for a promotion. If you and your boss get along famously, he’ll be more likely to recommend you for advancement should the opportunity present itself. If, on the other hand, you clash constantly, your name will likely not be at the top of the list when it’s time for him to recommend someone for a promotion.
  • Business Success – Management will be more likely to promote more workers if your specific company is going through a period of profitability. As businesses succeed, they also commonly expand, meaning more underlings are needed to do the work–and, of course, more leaders are needed to guide the company’s inner workings.
  • Industry Growth – Getting a promotion is often easier in a rapidly growing industry. If you happen to work in a field that’s going through a period of growth, you may find that more upper-level positions are being created to meet the increased demands. This growth is something you can capitalize on.
  • Retirements – If you happen to step into the world of work when others are preparing to step out, you may be able to obtain a promotion more quickly. As others retire and vacate their positions, you may find yourself serendipitously able to climb the ladder without having to shove off others already occupying the higher rungs.

Want a Promotion? Employee Factors

  • Education – The more you know and the more credentials you hold, the more obvious a choice you seem for a promotion. If you don’t have education in your specific industry, you may be able to better position yourself for advancement by completing an online education program or attending seminars in a topic that relates to your field.
  • Experience – The experience you bring to the table will make a major difference in determining whether or not you get a promotion. If you come to the position already holding years of experience, you’ll be a logical candidate for promotion. If you aren’t lucky enough to bring this experience with you, enhance your credibility by volunteering to take part in advanced projects or complete duties that may technically be above your current level.
  • Enthusiasm – If you attend work every day, do the minimum and go home, your boss probably won’t reward you with a promotion. The degree of enthusiasm you show is something management will note. If you can be more enthusiastic and eager, you can make yourself seem more dedicated to your business and deserving of a promotion.

Moving up in the corporate world isn’t always within your control. You can, however, take the helm and control the elements of promotability that you can change to ensure these controllable factors don’t stand in the way of that job you wish to hold.

About the author: Lindsey Harper Mac is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Also by Lindsey Harper Mac

Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Entrepreneurs Growing Forward

Why “be the best” when you could be the one making the rules? | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

The Makings of a Great Leader | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

 

Career Development Part 2: Want a Promotion? Focus on Factors Within your Control

Today our guest blogger Lindsey Harper Mac presents the second in her new series of posts on career development.  The third, and last, post will appear here next week .  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree. You can find the first post in this series at this link – Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Career Development Part 2: Want a Promotion? Focus on Factors Within your Control

Whether or not you get that long-dreamed-about promotion isn’t dependent on one or two easily manipulated factors. Instead, it relies upon a mishmash of influences, both business and employee-related. The business-related elements are ones that are specific to your business environment and ones over which you have less control. The employee-related factors are ones that you can manipulate and, in doing so, potentially increase your chances of obtaining the promotion you seek.

Business Factors

  • Your Boss – The degree to which you get along with your boss can play a major part in determining whether or not you find yourself in line for a promotion. If you and your boss get along famously, he’ll be more likely to recommend you for advancement should the opportunity present itself. If, on the other hand, you clash constantly, your name will likely not be at the top of the list when it’s time for him to recommend someone for a promotion.
  • Business Success – Management will be more likely to promote more workers if your specific company is going through a period of profitability. As businesses succeed, they also commonly expand, meaning more underlings are needed to do the work–and, of course, more leaders are needed to guide the company’s inner workings.
  • Industry Growth – Getting a promotion is often easier in a rapidly growing industry. If you happen to work in a field that’s going through a period of growth, you may find that more upper-level positions are being created to meet the increased demands. This growth is something you can capitalize on.
  • Retirements – If you happen to step into the world of work when others are preparing to step out, you may be able to obtain a promotion more quickly. As others retire and vacate their positions, you may find yourself serendipitously able to climb the ladder without having to shove off others already occupying the higher rungs.

Employee Factors

  • Education – The more you know and the more credentials you hold, the more obvious a choice you seem for a promotion. If you don’t have education in your specific industry, you may be able to better position yourself for advancement by completing an online education program or attending seminars in a topic that relates to your field.
  • Experience – The experience you bring to the table will make a major difference in determining whether or not you get a promotion. If you come to the position already holding years of experience, you’ll be a logical candidate for promotion. If you aren’t lucky enough to bring this experience with you, enhance your credibility by volunteering to take part in advanced projects or complete duties that may technically be above your current level.
  • Enthusiasm – If you attend work every day, do the minimum and go home, your boss probably won’t reward you with a promotion. The degree of enthusiasm you show is something management will note. If you can be more enthusiastic and eager, you can make yourself seem more dedicated to your business and deserving of a promotion.

Moving up in the corporate world isn’t always within your control. You can, however, take the helm and control the elements of promotability that you can change to ensure these controllable factors don’t stand in the way of that job you wish to hold.

About the author: Lindsey Harper Mac is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Also by Lindsey Harper Mac

Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Entrepreneurs Growing Forward

Why “be the best” when you could be the one making the rules? | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

The Makings of a Great Leader | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

 

Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Today our guest blogger Lindsey Harper Mac starts a new series of posts on career development.  The rest will appear here at weekly intervals.  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

If you wish upon a star for a better job-–you’ll likely find your wish unanswered. In truth, getting a better job or advancing in your current position requires more than just prayers and wishes. To move up the corporate ladder, you must prepare yourself for the job you wish to occupy. You can do this in many ways, some simple and others more complex. One of the most important things you must do if you wish to fill the shoes of an individual who currently occupies a position above yours is to earn the credentials necessary to qualify for this position. In many instances, without these credentials you will not be able to step up to the new job, regardless of how ideally suited you may feel yourself to be.

Fairness in Hiring

It may seem like you’d be a shoe-in for a promotion since you’ve dedicated yourself to your job for so many years, working loyally to advance the brand and improve the profitability of your company as a whole. In truth, however, these things–though important–may not be enough. Depending upon the industry in which you work, your supervisors may be unable to give you the promotion you seek if you don’t hold the industry-mandated credentials. If, for example, individuals who work in the position you covet must possess a master’s degree, and you don’t.  Then you’re simply ineligible for the job until you obtain this advanced degree. Instead of waiting for this problem to present itself, take control of the situation and get the credential now to qualify yourself for the position you wish to hold later.

Demonstrating Your Dedication

Picking up an advanced degree is another way to show your employer how dedicated you are to the industry in which you work. Particularly if you take it upon yourself to seek out this education unprompted.  Doing so can make it clear you’re in it for the long haul and you’re keenly interested in increasing your human capital and turning yourself into the most prepared and skilled employee you can be.

Making it Easy

The more you know about the industry in which you work, the easier it will be for you to perform well within the field. If you spend time acquiring more credentials, you’ll learn more about the work sector you’ve selected and, in doing so, you’ll make it easier for yourself to perform your job. For a particularly useful education experience, select an area in which you currently struggle that pertains to your job and seek out a class to help you build those particular skills.

The reasons to get an advanced degree are numerous. If you’re still on the fence as to whether you have the time and desire to advance your knowledge through the acquisition of a new credential, consider these benefits and allow them to give you the extra push you need to put the work in and pick up that certification, degree or training that will make you better prepared to perform on the job.

About the author: Lindsey Harper Mac is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Also by Lindsey Harper Mac

Entrepreneurs Growing Forward

Why “be the best” when you could be the one making the rules? | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

The Makings of a Great Leader | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

Why Get An Advanced Degree?

Why Get An Advanced Degree?

Why Get An Advanced Degree? Today our guest blogger Lindsey Harper Mac starts a new series of posts on career development.  The rest will appear here at weekly intervals.  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Why Get An Advanced Degree? If you wish upon a star for a better job-–you’ll likely find your wish unanswered. In truth, getting a better job or advancing in your current position requires more than just prayers and wishes. To move up the corporate ladder, you must prepare yourself for the job you wish to occupy. You can do this in many ways, some simple and others more complex. One of the most important things you must do if you wish to fill the shoes of an individual who currently occupies a position above yours is to earn the credentials necessary to qualify for this position. In many instances, without these credentials you will not be able to step up to the new job, regardless of how ideally suited you may feel yourself to be.

Fairness in Hiring

It may seem like you’d be a shoe-in for a promotion since you’ve dedicated yourself to your job for so many years, working loyally to advance the brand and improve the profitability of your company as a whole. In truth, however, these things–though important–may not be enough. Depending upon the industry in which you work, your supervisors may be unable to give you the promotion you seek if you don’t hold the industry-mandated credentials. If, for example, individuals who work in the position you covet must possess a master’s degree, and you don’t.  Then you’re simply ineligible for the job until you obtain this advanced degree. Instead of waiting for this problem to present itself, take control of the situation and get the credential now to qualify yourself for the position you wish to hold later.

Why Get An Advanced Degree? Demonstrating Your Dedication

Picking up an advanced degree is another way to show your employer how dedicated you are to the industry in which you work. Particularly if you take it upon yourself to seek out this education unprompted.  Doing so can make it clear you’re in it for the long haul and you’re keenly interested in increasing your human capital and turning yourself into the most prepared and skilled employee you can be.

Making it Easy

The more you know about the industry in which you work, the easier it will be for you to perform well within the field. If you spend time acquiring more credentials, you’ll learn more about the work sector you’ve selected and, in doing so, you’ll make it easier for yourself to perform your job. For a particularly useful education experience, select an area in which you currently struggle that pertains to your job and seek out a class to help you build those particular skills.

The reasons to get an advanced degree are numerous. If you’re still on the fence as to whether you have the time and desire to advance your knowledge through the acquisition of a new credential, consider these benefits and allow them to give you the extra push you need to put the work in and pick up that certification, degree or training that will make you better prepared to perform on the job.

About the author: Lindsey Harper Mac is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Also by Lindsey Harper Mac

Entrepreneurs Growing Forward

Why “be the best” when you could be the one making the rules? | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

The Makings of a Great Leader | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.