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Master Degree Careers and Jobs

Explore Careers and Jobs Predominantly Filled by Those with a Master's Degree with or without Certificates - All On One Page

Sorted by median annual U.S. salary and including percentage of job holders with Master's Degree.


This page will take you through 4 steps, relative to an Doctorate Degree, to (1) Select a career, (2) Find active job listings, (3) Prepare for the career you chose, and (4) Provide web resources specific to the career you chose.

Step 1: Select a Career: You will be presented with a listing of Doctorate Degree careers. The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of careers below
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply browse the list of careers. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover careers that might be of interest.

Once you have identified a career of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as you wish. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the career you selected. Information includes core and supplemental duties, general and specific work activities, knowledge required, skills required, preparation required, educational requirements, work experience required, local salary information, certifications, professional associations, current job listings for the job selected along with multiple similar job titles, and related careers (related to what they do, what they know, and what they're called).

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that will provide detailed (updated) links to occupational information specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career

What careers can you get with a Masters Degree? Scroll through the picklist (below).These are careers related to your educational level, with at least 30% of job holders having a Master's degree with or without certificates. - 103 specific occupations are listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will then get links to active job listings for that specific occupation, and detailed resources to help you prepare a career path (ladder).
You can use this form two ways:
1) Enter a Keyword - As you enter a keyword, you will filter (limit) the listing to those careers that contain the keyword entered
2) Browse the list (Don't enter a keyword) - You can simply browse the list of careers. There may be many that you might never have considered. This may help you to discover jobs that might be of interest.

Enter a Keyword (filter the list below)
OR - leave blank and scroll through the choices:



Select a Job Title - Sorted by Annual Salary -(scroll and Select) :
Listed: Career Title (% having Master's degree with or without Certificate) - (Median Annual U.S. Salary)

Chief Sustainability Officers (81.48%) - ($185,950)
Chief Executives (45.06%) - ($185,950)
Nurse Anesthetists (44.44%) - ($183,580)
Architectural and Engineering Managers (51.04%) - ($149,530)
Marketing Managers (34.88%) - ($142,170)
Water Resource Specialists (50.00%) - ($137,940)
Investment Fund Managers (67.35%) - ($134,180)
Treasurers and Controllers (36.00%) - ($134,180)
Pharmacists (41.50%) - ($128,710)
Lawyers (67.83%) - ($126,930)
Computer Hardware Engineers (37.93%) - ($119,560)
Aerospace Engineers (33.34%) - ($118,610)
Computer Network Architects (45.45%) - ($116,780)
Law Teachers, Postsecondary (63.68%) - ($116,430)
Anesthesiologist Assistants (57.30%) - ($115,390)
Physician Assistants (94.59%) - ($115,390)
Nurse Practitioners (65.22%) - ($111,680)
Nurse Midwives (96.87%) - ($111,130)
Environmental Economists (40.74%) - ($108,350)
Economists (34.78%) - ($108,350)
Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists (35.71%) - ($107,210)
Nanosystems Engineers (50.00%) - ($103,380)
Photonics Engineers (38.10%) - ($103,380)
Microsystems Engineers (34.17%) - ($103,380)
Atmospheric and Space Scientists (30.00%) - ($99,740)
Materials Scientists (33.33%) - ($99,460)
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (35.94%) - ($99,090)
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary (83.84%) - ($98,490)
Education Administrators, Postsecondary (47.94%) - ($97,500)
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (46.92%) - ($96,270)
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (49.78%) - ($94,520)
Health Informatics Specialists (40.91%) - ($93,730)
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (43.75%) - ($93,580)
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers (30.00%) - ($92,620)
Biostatisticians (58.33%) - ($92,270)
Statisticians (65.00%) - ($92,270)
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (31.44%) - ($91,510)
Physical Therapists (38.30%) - ($91,010)
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary (30.49%) - ($90,880)
Fuel Cell Engineers (33.33%) - ($90,160)
Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists (57.14%) - ($88,950)
Water/Wastewater Engineers (30.44%) - ($88,570)
Management Analysts (50.00%) - ($87,660)
Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (60.87%) - ($86,280)
Occupational Therapists (86.36%) - ($86,280)
Operations Research Analysts (70.00%) - ($86,200)
Genetic Counselors (100.00%) - ($85,700)
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (47.35%) - ($85,540)
Geographers (34.78%) - ($85,430)
Biologists (56.93%) - ($85,290)
Geneticists (36.00%) - ($85,290)
Hydrologists (52.17%) - ($84,040)
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (47.62%) - ($82,320)
Speech-Language Pathologists (100.00%) - ($80,480)
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary (35.27%) - ($80,400)
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (35.34%) - ($78,840)
History Teachers, Postsecondary (30.36%) - ($76,890)
Urban and Regional Planners (60.00%) - ($75,950)
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (52.11%) - ($75,470)
Clinical Nurse Specialists (100.00%) - ($75,330)
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (96.56%) - ($75,330)
Epidemiologists (63.33%) - ($74,560)
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (43.00%) - ($73,650)
Labor Relations Specialists (30.00%) - ($73,240)
Industrial Ecologists (65.22%) - ($73,230)
Climate Change Policy Analysts (65.22%) - ($73,230)
Environmental Restoration Planners (40.91%) - ($73,230)
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (36.77%) - ($72,220)
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary (34.76%) - ($71,570)
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary (71.82%) - ($71,030)
Orthotists and Prosthetists (60.87%) - ($70,190)
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (52.29%) - ($69,690)
Social and Community Service Managers (32.05%) - ($69,600)
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (31.68%) - ($69,000)
Instructional Coordinators (74.90%) - ($66,970)
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (39.03%) - ($66,350)
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (50.00%) - ($66,130)
Soil and Plant Scientists (38.09%) - ($66,120)
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists (39.13%) - ($65,810)
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary (49.12%) - ($63,560)
Dietitians and Nutritionists (33.33%) - ($63,090)
Special Education Teachers, Middle School (46.95%) - ($61,820)
Special Education Teachers, Preschool (32.13%) - ($61,400)
Survey Researchers (41.67%) - ($59,870)
Set and Exhibit Designers (47.61%) - ($58,180)
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors (93.12%) - ($58,120)
Healthcare Social Workers (85.18%) - ($57,630)
Art Therapists (96.87%) - ($57,310)
Curators (44.05%) - ($56,990)
Archivists (83.88%) - ($56,760)
Interpreters and Translators (31.57%) - ($52,330)
Clergy (66.77%) - ($51,940)
Farm and Home Management Educators (65.52%) - ($51,550)
Marriage and Family Therapists (91.31%) - ($51,340)
Exercise Physiologists (31.82%) - ($50,280)
Athletic Trainers (54.33%) - ($49,860)
Social Science Research Assistants (36.70%) - ($49,210)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (81.22%) - ($48,720)
Museum Technicians and Conservators (47.09%) - ($45,710)
Self-Enrichment Teachers (34.69%) - ($39,960)
Rehabilitation Counselors (31.22%) - ($37,530)
Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary (37.46%) - ($36,250)
Psychiatric Technicians (38.38%) - ($35,030)

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