Do you think about going to graduate school to help the longevity of your career but not sure what industry to pursue? Or maybe you feel stuck in a job that doesn’t seem exciting or challenging to you. But it could also be that you’re fascinated in the endless possibilities of science and new technology. If you find yourself relating to any of the aforementioned questions, you may want to consider a master's degree in technology. Technology is a growing industry, moving faster than people can keep up with. In an age of digital disruption, technology companies face increasing pressure to ensure their offerings are the best in the market. Each year the technology industry experiences growth trends in different departments like apps, data, APIs etc. This makes for an industry in continuing need of skilled professionals.
Interested? Check out these 4 compelling reasons why a master’s degree in technology could launch you into a successful career:
1. Endless Career Outlets
Many technological innovations we take for granted today would have seemed like science fiction to our earlier generations. Concepts such as FaceTime, GPS, instant messaging, 3D printing and the internet could only be imagined or seen on classic television shows like Star Trek or The Twilight Zone not many years ago. Technology has the ability to improve the world greatly and make our lives easier. Having a master’s degree in technology can help you be part of this exciting and innovative industry by giving current professionals or newcomers to the field the tools to upgrade and fine-tune their technology skills.
2. Competitive Compensation
A master’s degree in technology is a very marketable degree and professionals with a technology related education consistently earn some of the highest average salaries in America. Plus, as bachelor degrees become more common in the competitive job-market and economy, they become less valuable in the marketplace. Despite the few exceptions, represented by a select group of prominent technology influencers who dropped out of college such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, people with master's degrees continue to reportedly earn more than professionals who only have earned their bachelor's degree; about $10,000 more per year to be exact.
3. Continued Job Growth
Technology is currently advancing faster than at any point in human history. With industry growth comes job growth. Technology jobs are expected to grow 10% between 2016 and 2026, which is much higher than the growth projected for most other professions. People in the tech industry have very low unemployment rates. Likewise, people holding master's degrees generally experience low unemployment rates. Recently it has been reported that some companies have vocalized their concerns about the shortage of tech workers exclaiming that it’s even harder to find qualified candidates for jobs requiring a master's degrees thus allowing students with state-of-the-art technology training to remain very much in demand. Globalization of technology has decentralized substantial production activities in off-shore locations, creating a vital need for management and leadership positions in the United States. So acquiring the critical skills to manage complex information and communications systems is more vital than ever.
Simply put: as the world comes to utilize and rely more and more on technology, companies in various industries will always have a tech job to fill.
4. It Has Never Been Easier
While earning a master's degree involves a lot of hard work, it has never been easier to achieve one. Online, weekend, and night classes have made it so a person can take graduate classes around their personal and professional obligations. Plus, many employers, such as the New York City Government, encourage their employees to earn advanced degrees while working full-time. It allows the employer to get a more educated, competent employee while allowing the employee to increase his/her chance for a promotion or another career opportunity.
Exciting, right? It is never too late to obtain the necessary skills needed for a prosperous and stable career.Plus, now is the time to get a head start in the technology industry that will put you at the forefront of the technological revolution. Find out if a career in design, network security and administration, database management, or web design and development is right for you. Learning these skills will keep you employed for a long time.
Touro College's Graduate School of Technology provides a personalized setting with small classes. Classes are offered on weeknights and Sundays at a competitive tuition, because we know that a good education should not break the bank. Visit our Open House and your application fee will be waived!