Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Degrees That Are Good Investments Get a degree that will give you a great return on your educational investment with growth

Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Degrees That Are Good Investments Get...

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Chapter 1 Degrees That Are Good Investments Get a degree that will give you a great return on your educational investment - with growth opportunity, job satisfaction, and financial reward. By Yahoo! Education Staff If you bought a stock or made an investment, you would expect a certain rate of return on your money. Right? A degree is no different. When you invest in your education, you want to be paid back for your time and money with a good job - and a good paycheck. Will your degree keep on giving? Read on to discover six degrees that keep on giving - in terms of mid-career salary gains - long after you've gotten that diploma. Degree #1 - Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration Are you a natural leader? A degree in business administration can hone your communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills and prepare you as a manager and team-builder. It can also open the doors to a variety of fields and opportunities - many of which pay quite well. From marketing to health care to public relations, employers need people with a good foundation in business administration to fill all kinds of positions. How it Keeps Giving: According to PayScale's 2010-2011 College Salary Report, the average starting salary for people with business degrees is $41,100. Mid-career salaries for people with business degrees average at $70,600. If you earned the average mid-salary career, you might be making almost $30,000 more per year than your starting salary. Not a bad return on your educational investment.

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