VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
I have a masters in Philosophy with a Concentration in Logic.
That is why I have a construction company.
3 out of 5 top jobs listed above are in health care. Or, you can teach mathematics - which has good prospects. As far as international relations go - "Whom did you say you know?? Or, your daddy is what? in the state department?" Get it! ha, ha.
For those unconnected ordinary folk - nearly all of us, the prospect of getting a job in the field of international relations is most likely non-existent. See you guys slinging burgers. Or, those very lucky perhaps will 'teach' it!
Back to the old reality - health care or teaching; or you can open your own business (lot's of luck with that!)
The average pay is probably going to be irrelevant if it allows someone to do what they love doing.
That said, IMO this is nice and all, but people really shouldn't be going for a master's degree unless they have a well thought out plan for their career/financial goals (including a plan B).
In my case, I *could* go in for a master's, but it makes zero sense given what I actually want to do and am doing in my field, and I've gotten a lot more use out of multiple bachelors degrees (and vocational training) in related fields than I would have out of a master's degree.
But YMMV and all that.
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.