University can be incredibly expensive. Even with grants or scholarships, which are often available, you will still need money for course materials and living expenses. This often puts people off either studying, or furthering their education. However, there are some degrees that are much more likely to lead to a well-paid job once you graduate. Others don’t necessarily pay wonderfully, but they are in growing industries where there is always a need for staff, making it much more likely that you will secure a job once graduated. These are six degrees that are definitely worth your investment.
As the population continues to age, the need for nurses increases. There is currently a huge nursing shortage across the country, so your services would certainly be appreciated. Whether you wanted to work in a practice, hospital or even an old people’s home, there would be jobs available. Nursing is also a great option for those looking to work with some flexibility.
Careers in health administration vary hugely. If you choose to study an MHA, there would be a lot of MHA careers available to you. As opposed to some degrees which just take you down one set career path.
Year on year, more people take their education further. With more courses offered by many different establishments, teachers of all levels are always in need. A teaching degree could lead to a challenging but rewarding career. Teaching also offers many transferable skills. You could for example work in learning and development running training courses for large companies.
More industries rely on computers and the internet for day to day functions than ever before. Even industries like construction use computers for design, plans and budgeting, as well as communication. A degree in computer science could see you go into a career in web or software development, or even working as an IT expert or consultant in many different industries.
Design skills will always be needed. From web design or logos, to more physical designs such as interior design or fashion. It’s relatively easy to work as a freelance designer, setting up your own website, advertising your specific skills and taking work you are interested in.
Marketing is another great career for those looking to work flexibly. You could work freelance, or mainly from home. The world of marketing is currently going through a great period of change. As traditional methods take a back seat to modern strategies of digital marketing. This makes it a great time to study marketing.
Of course, job satisfaction isn’t all about money. A lot comes from doing a job you love, and having a great work life balance. So, if you want to do something that isn’t on this list, go for it. Equally, university isn’t just about the study. It’s also about making new friends, and sharing experiences. So, if you know you’d like to continue your education, but aren’t sure what to do, one of these degrees would at least ensure you get your money’s worth.