Key Benefits of Postgraduate Study
Regardless if you’re a fresh graduate or a working professional, there are many benefits of taking on a `postgraduate degree, either as a means of career advancement or simply out of personal interest.
While a postgraduate qualification does not guarantee you for an employment, it can certainly boost your chances; in a fiercely competitive job market, a Masters or a doctorate can really make the difference, statistically.
It’s also worth looking at how specialist the master’s course you have chosen to study is. If the course is fairly broad, then it’s less likely that the extra year of study will heavily increase your chances of finding a job (but this isn’t a bad thing). However, if you have chosen a specialist field of study, then you both narrow your options and increase your chances.
Depending on your chosen field, pursuing postgraduate study can open up a whole new career path within itself. Research roles, whether with academic institutions or public or private bodies almost always require a PhD, and by gaining further qualifications, it can open up doors to highly exclusive and intellectually rewarding job opportunities.
Generally, statistics have shown that people with postgraduate degrees earn more overall than those with undergraduate degrees. This is due to the reason of postgraduate qualifications are more likely to be able to access higher skilled (and therefore higher paid) jobs. But it’s still a clear and welcome benefit in the long run.
Aside from career benefits and pathways, one of the reasons for taking on a postgraduate qualification is simply to learn more about a particular area of interest.
If you discover you are passionate about a specific subject or topic, why not devote yourself to researching and learning more about it? You could even find yourself becoming an expert in that field of specialty!
Whatever you choose to study, you will gain a wide range of transferable skills that every employer values. Postgraduate study requires huge amounts of self-discipline and self-motivation, as well as time management and organisational skills. You will also develop high-level researching skills that can open up a variety of jobs across different industries.
If you choose to study abroad, you will also become more culturally aware and self-reliant, as well as possibly pick up some language skills – all things that employers value highly in an increasingly globalized workplace.
Well, if you wish to find out more about postgraduate study, come and visit the Mega Careers & Study Fair this 8 & 9 September 2018 at KL Convention Centre. For the list of participating universities, click here: https://www.careersandstudy.com/postgraduate-exhibitor
Article by Alfred Leo
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