6 Most Lucrative Master's Degrees

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 29 April 2013, 06:30 Hrs
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Bangalore: Thinking about earning a Master’s degree and thereby increasing your earning potential? Do take into consideration that, not all Master’s degree entails hefty pay packages and a wrong choice can annihilate your earning potential and plunge you into financial misery.

Here is a list of Master’s degrees that pay you back, as listed by Charyn Pfeuffer of PayScale on Monster website.

6. Master’s in Civil Engineering

Possible Job: Structural Engineer, Structural Design Engineer, Construction Project Manager

Population explosion and the corresponding need for quality infrastructure have catapulted the demand for grads with this master’s degree by manifolds. As per the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) report, the employment opportunities for a grad with a master’s degree in civil engineering are expected to grow at a mind-boggling pace of 24 percent over the next decade.

The median salary for a grad with a Master’s degree in this field is roughly around 3.24 lakh to 12.50 lakh.

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