After years of academic studies, you are now a proud holder of a bachelor’s degree. Yet, as a university graduate, you may have mixed emotions about the future – should you move on to a master’s degree, or are your current qualifications and knowledge sufficient to land you a stable role in the workforce?
A master’s degree can be a good way to acquire advanced knowledge and develop necessary skills for your field of work. It can help students open doors to better career prospects – such as an advanced role, or improved earning potential.
Understand Your Career Aspirations
Did you know that there is a strong correlation between the rise in wages and years of education? A 2017 survey showed that in Singapore alone, every additional three years of education is translated to more than a 30-percent rise in salary. Therefore, taking up further education like a master’s degree programme may give you a competitive edge over others who do not possess the same level of education.
If you are already in your preferred line of work, owning a master’s may also help drive a stable career progression by honing relevant skills and emphasising your determination to improve your strengths and abilities in a particular area.
With the job market looking uncertain, it may not be prudent to job-hop and hope for the best. Therefore, try mapping out your career journey and long-term goals as early as you can. Identify gaps in your knowledge and skills and work out your next steps. If you are a student at PSB Academy, you can also leverage our career services to help maximise your potential.
Unlock Your Peak Potential with PSB Academy
Here at PSB Academy, you will find a myriad of master’s degree options and MBA courses tailored for everyone, including busy working professionals. Choose from six disciplines offered by acclaimed universities from around the world and complete your master’s degree in 12 to 48 months.