What Are the Benefits of a Master's Degree?
by Jon Faranda
Obtaining a master's degree allows students to receive a specialized education in their field, without the general education requirements of a typical bachelor's degree.
Pursuing a master's degree in your field may allow you to teach the subject in community colleges or four-year universities, depending on your field of study.
People with master's or professional degrees can earn up to $30,000 more per year than those with a bachelor's degree, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
There are typically three types of master's degrees: the Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and the Master of Science degrees.
While a master's degree is usually very beneficial for careers in law or medicine, a person pursuing a degree in a field that values experience, such as journalism or fine arts, may not see significant benefits.