Top 10 Jobs Worth Mastering

Posted August 16, 2011

They often say you've got to learn more to earn more, and these jobs are certainly giving workers new reasons to go back to school.

According to CareerBliss data, the following employees are seeing a significant salary increase – some as high as 22 percent increase in pay – when they upgrade their Bachelor's Degree to a Master's Degree. Given today's competitive market, it may be a smart move to consider investing in higher learning for higher pay.

Top 10 Jobs Worth Mastering

RankJob TitleBliss Rating*Bachelor's Degree Average SalarySalary Increase w/ Master's DegreeJob Openings
1Business Manager3.572$62,723.6828.24%View
2Web Designer3.774$46,657.8026.92%View
3Database Administrator3.789$75,807.2126.67%View
4Managing Partner4.181$111,530.8725.23%View
5Marketing Director3.485$79,133.7324.91%View
6Program Director4.008$72,349.0123.80%View
7Financial Advisor3.559$62,710.5123.78%View
8Graphic Designer3.512$42,545.5223.30%View
9General Manager3.742$79,818.0921.83%View
10Staff Software Engineer3.720$79,104.0921.31%View

Methodology: CareerBliss analyzed more than 600,000 data points, including salaries from 2010-2011, job titles and education. CareerBliss evaluated salary range among employees with post-secondary education and their profession to determine the top 10 jobs that show the highest pay increase from a Bachelor's Degree to a post-graduate Master's Degree.

* Bliss Rating: Rating aspects of job happiness by employees, including work-life balance, one's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, their daily tasks, and job control over the work that they do on a daily basis.

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CareerBliss cares about your career happiness. That's why we offer a variety of great tools and resources to help you make better-informed career decisions. We believe that if you're happier at work, you'll be happier in life! Check out company reviews, salary information, career advice and, of course, millions of jobs on CareerBliss and choose happy today!

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