Is it time for you to graduate to the next stage in your career, fulfill a personal goal, or maybe just update your knowledge base? If so, click here to register now for Capitol Technology University’s virtual Master’s Open House on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
This Open House welcomes anyone interested in expanding their credentials and working knowledge to ask questions and receive answers in real-time from the University’s diverse group of faculty members about their programs. The Open House will also cover program requirements, course focuses, and financial aid information.
“A master’s degree is a springboard out of the entry-level,” said Cameron Newsome, Director of Admissions at Capitol. “For a long time the bachelor’s was the gold standard, however many people are currently hitting a ceiling in their career and finding that the bachelor’s degree was the price of admission in the job market, no pun intended”
Open houses provide students the opportunity to ask Capitol’s program leaders important questions, gain information, and alleviate stress before making the commitment to enroll. A virtual open house means you can do all of this in real time without ever leaving home so you can still take care of the kids, clean around the house, and (hopefully) relax before you head back to work on Monday.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “mathematicians, statisticians, and workers in other math-related occupations had a 33 percent higher wage with a master’s degree than did those with a bachelor’s degree” with a note that Computer systems analysts and computer programmers have the highest potential earning rate1.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that in 2016–17 “139,000 master’s degrees were conferred in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.2” This amounts to 17% of all master’s degrees of the total 805,000 awarded across the country that year, which may seem like a large percentage, but within the job market this is a minimal number, leaving time for new employees to earn a master’s and be ahead of other STEM professionals trying to find employment in a saturated market.
“Obtaining a master’s degree is an investment in a career because you essentially plant your flag on the hill of specialization,” said Newsome. “More companies are looking for specialization because it points to the breadth of knowledge a potential employee’s has in their skill set and their level of commitment to their field.”
Are you ready to start your journey toward becoming a stand-out job applicant, earning a raise, and leading the charge in STEM fields? Don't miss your chance to attend Capitol’s virtual Master’s Open House to start your future today. Register now!
- Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2015, September). Should I get a master’s degree?. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/mobile/should-i-get-a-masters-degree.htm#STEM.
- National Center for Education Statistics. (2019, April). Graduate Degree Fields. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_ctb.asp.