How much does your degree affect how easy it is to get a job?
I want to go to college and get a degree that is best for me. I am considering financing and computer science right now. I am thinking of getting a bachelor's degree on one of these majors. I don't know how much better it would be for me to get a master's degree, and I don't know if it would be fine if I just had an associate's degree. #computer-science #degree #college #finance #job
Anthony Kofi Hene-Amoah
concerning your degree as related to getting a job :-
1. Consider the type of course or
courses you have INTEREST.
( Computer science, Financing,
2. Consider the extent of your
ABILITY to study well.
3. Any of the following levels
could fetch you a job,
depending on how far you
- Associate degree
Best wishes to you.
Your degree and school definitely play a role in you securing a position after college (depending on where you are aiming), after your first couple of jobs, experience and network tend to become more of a factor. Both financing and computer science are good options and with technology advancing, computer science is definitely a big growth sector. In terms of a master's degree, starting off with a bachelor's will get you entry-level jobs. Keep in mind that some companies also offer tuition support if you were to go back to take on your master's degree later on. That is something else to consider.
One option that you can look into is find out if the degree you are interested in is offered as both an associates degree and a bachelors degree. If that is an option, something to consider would be working with the school to see if 100% of your associates credits will count towards the bachelor's degree.
A personal decision that I made was to complete my associate's degree, apply to some positions/companies that I was qualified for based on my education, and then continue my bachelor's degree. With my new associate's degree, I was able to find a job in the telecommunications field. In my case, my employer even helped with tuition assistance in my journey to complete my bachelor's degree!
In regards to getting a master's degree - that is certainly a major accomplishment that will help you in your career. However, for many entry level positions, a master's degree is not always a requirement, so keep that in mind.