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Master's Degrees that could earn you $100,000 or more a year

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

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Master's degrees center on one major degree of focus, but also mark the beginning of graduate study or higher education. A Master's degree takes an average of two years to complete, but increases the likelihood of gaining employment and securing a job promotion within your field.


Nurse Anesthesia

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Nurse Anesthetists are licensed nurses who administer anesthesia to patients undergoing a surgical, obstetrical, therapeutic or diagnostic procedure. Statistics show nurse anesthetists make a median income of $165,120 and have about 2,800 expected openings per year until 2026, according to the United States Bureau of Labor's website.

Political Science

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor also reported political scientists can earn an $115,110 average income after earning a master's degree in the field. Political scientists study law and order to understand and predict how it affects government, communities and businesses. However, the average yearly job openings for this position is quite low compared to the nurse anesthetics positions by a 2,100 difference.

An estimated 700 positions will be available for political science majors annually.

Information Technology

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The national average for Information Technology jobs are $121,769 according to Information Technology studies and understands hardware and software connections with computers. As technology is increasing, the likelihood of these jobs increasing overtime is very likely.

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistants "provide patient care such as counseling, examinations, diagnoses, writing prescriptions and carrying out treatments," according to They also reported physician assistants make an average of $103,648 after receiving their Master's degree. In ten years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor reports an opening of 10,000 physician

assistant positions per year.


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Most mathematicians teach at universities or conduct research, which require using algorithms and the ability to solve problems. The median wage is roughly $103,000 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. However, the job expectancy for mathematicians is only 300 a year;

making it the lowest predicated job openings for positions mentioned in this article.


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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, economists are expected to make an average salary of $102,500. Economists record and analyze the distribution of products and goods. Majoring in economics as a Master's degree can lead to one of 1,600 expected job openings each year.

As some of these positions have larger predicted openings in the future, each field will require a certain amount of experience to obtain this median average of income. Furthermore, economics, mathematics, physical assistant studies, information technology, political science and nurse anesthetist are the Master degree programs to consider for an income of $100,000 or greater.

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