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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

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Zohra’s Answer

Hi Daniel,

It can definitely influence compensation, but other factors play a big part in your ability to get the job like maturity, soft skills, subject expertise, prior work experience, etc.

Good Luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for giving me advice. Daniel
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Anthony’s Answer

Please, note the following
concerning your degree as related to getting a job :-
1. Consider the type of course or
courses you have INTEREST.
( Computer science, Financing,
etc. ).
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
could study.
- Associate degree
-. Degree
- Masters

Best wishes to you.
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Daniel
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Adam’s Answer

Either degree will get you a "Job", but I would suggest you take inventory on what you can and want to do. In todays market a bachelor is the starting point. I would chose which degree by thinking of which field would keep you are work @ 7pm working to deliver vs the one that you will sign off at quitting time.
Thank you comment icon I am really grateful you took the time to answer this question. Daniel
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Kelley’s Answer

Many companies require at least a bachelor's degree and sometimes it's best to have experience in the field you are interested in before pursuing a master's degree. Plus, many companies offer tuition reimbursement for advanced degrees. The best advice is to research the jobs you're interested in and even check out career postings to find out what the requirements are.
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Mary’s Answer

Both majors will give you good options for employment, but there is a big demand for people with computer science degrees. You can get an associate degree and then continue to a bachelor if that makes sense for you. Associate usually takes about 2 years to get.
Thank you comment icon Ok. I'll consider this for the future. Daniel
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Gabriela’s Answer

Hi Daniel,
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.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, this is really helpful. Daniel
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John’s Answer

Hi Daniel!

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.
Thank you comment icon I will use this advice as I prepare for my career. Daniel
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