The desire to move into management positions or prepare for success in a new career is often a motivator for students who choose to continue their education with a master’s degree. Financial incentives are motivating, too, as students understand how a degree can open the door to a high-paying career or salary increase. The following are top master’s degrees, all offered by New England College, which can lead to some of the best-paying jobs in the country. All salary figures come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) unless otherwise noted.
This degree is designed for both new and established healthcare leaders. Taught by New England College’s experienced professionals, the program develops leadership skills through quantitative and qualitative courses. Students learn how areas such as finance, accounting, and budgeting affect organizations in the healthcare industry. The mean annual salary for healthcare administrators in May 2018 was $113,730.
MBA students who focus on digital marketing develop expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, social media, and email marketing. They learn how to leverage a variety of digital marketing tools to create a comprehensive marketing strategy. Experienced marketers teach students strategies specific to individual marketing channels. New England College gives students a chance to work on real-world projects in collaboration with a variety of companies. The mean annual salary for marketing managers in May 2018 was $147,240.
MS in Computer Information Systems
The New England College MS in Computer Information Systems program is designed to develop enhanced technical skills while giving students a chance to learn important management and leadership skills. Students can choose a concentration in the following areas:
- Computer networking
- Data modeling and analytics
- Project management
- Web technologies
Graduates qualify for jobs like computer programmer, systems analyst, information security specialist, data analyst, project manager, and software developer. While salaries vary depending on the job title, industry, and location, the mean annual wage of all computer information systems manager jobs in May 2018 was $152,860.
Engineering Project Management
The MS in Engineering Project Management at New England College allows engineers to combine the technical skills they’ve already learned with cutting-edge management skills. These include understanding organizational dynamics, people management, strategic management, and financial and accounting skills. The curriculum is designed for both engineering students and practicing engineers who are ready to move into leadership roles. Engineering managers, who the BLS pairs with architecture managers, earned a mean annual salary of $148,970 in May 2018.
Data Analytics and Business Analytics
Organizations have access to vast amounts of data. The focus now is on extracting information that businesses can use to develop better strategies. The Data Analytics and Business Analytics degree program, one of many business degrees offered by New England College, combines data analysis with business, supporting graduates in learning how to unlock valuable and predictive data. The BLS groups data analysts under operations research analysts, reporting a mean annual pay of $88,350 in May 2018.
Financial factors are not the only consideration when choosing between top master’s degrees, but it’s helpful to know what you can expect to make, especially if the program leads to some of the best-paying jobs available.