A new infographic from BestMastersPrograms.org shockingly reveals the five lowest paying master's degrees, warning potential students against pursuing academia in field that might not lead to paying off debts.
The five degrees displayed in the infographic range from music to social work. According to this infographic, those pursuing a career in these fields will be lucky to make an annual salary of $50,000 by the middle of their careers. Indeed, people who pursue a Master's in social work make an average of $37,000 per year by mid-career, while holding down high-stress jobs like substance abuse counseling and child welfare maintenance.
The infographic finishes by comparing the amount of money required to graduate from a Master's program with the amount of money generally made by students working entry level jobs, leaving readers with the serious question: Is a Master's degree worth it?
This Infographic Reveals the Five Lowest Paying Master's Degrees
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