If you have just wrapped up your Bachelor’s degree, then there is a strong chance you may be spending the summer pondering the possibility of taking your studies to the next level and embarking on an M.A. This can be an extremely prudent move for some but isn’t ideal for everyone, and there are also lots of prerequisites and caveats to bear in mind. As such, we have put together this handy guide to your Master’s degree, which should help you to make the very best decision about this next step in your academic career. Read on to find out our M.A. advice for 2017…
Almero Student Mansions Top Tips For Your Masters
Our main advice for graduates comes in the form of three top tips, which we have gleaned from years of experience working in the student sector. These three pointers are:
Ensure You’re Ready For a Challenge
The single biggest mistake we see from students deciding to start a Master’s degree, is that they simply aren’t ready for the challenge ahead. The difference in the level of intensity between a Bachelors and an M.A. is significant. However, if you relish challenges like this then you should take a chance and go for it. Put in the work and you will be rewarded.
Assess The Rewards Of You Master’s Degree
As we will discuss below, not all careers require a Master’s degree, while in some professions it is simply crucial, so make sure you do all the required research. If you can easily enter into your chosen sector without an M.A. then all you will really be doing is getting yourself into more debt and giving your competition a year - long head start. However, as you will see, there are some jobs which require a Master’s degree as a bare minimum, as well as plenty of experience. So do your homework and it will help you make the right call.
Don't rush the decision
We recommend not making any hasty decisions. Take the summer, or at least a large chunk of it to weigh up our advice as well as that of your friends, family and career advisor. You may well feel differently about another year in academia after the dust has settled on your final exams and results. If, having taken some time to think about things, you feel you just need to get those extra letters after your name then you should go for it.
What are the best Master's Degrees?
Of course, one of the biggest factors when deciding upon a Master’s degree is just how likely it is to boost your chances of getting a job. There is no point in getting yourself into more debt, and dedicating more of your youth to studying if it isn’t going to result in landing that dream job you desire. Below you can find the best Master's degrees for finding a job, however, remember that if you really have a passion for something, the work will come.
Best Master's Degrees
1. Computer Science
2. Electrical Engineering
4. Information Systems
6. Physician Assistance
8. Civil Engineering
9. Healthcare Administration
10. Occupational Therapy
Final Tips for your M.A.
These advanced qualifications make you far more attractive to employers in a wide range of industries and sectors, and this should not be overlooked. If you are looking to achieve any of the following, then an M.A. during the forthcoming academic year should be considered a no-brainer:
I want to develop my research skills
I want to become an expert in my chosen field
I want to gain entry to an elite profession
I want to change my profession
I want to start my journey to charter ship
I want to boost my journey up the career ladder
I would like to study a PhD
We hope that this Almero Student Mansions guide to your Master’s degree helps you to make the best decision and we wish you all the luck in the world when it comes to achieving the grades you deserve. As always, you can find out more information on our luxury student accommodation by taking a look around our site.