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The best master's degrees for jobs in the U.S. 2019

This statistics shows the ranking of master's degrees with the best job prospects in the United States in 2019, according to mid-career median income. The best master's degree for getting a job was considered to be finance with a mid-career median salary of 125,208 U.S. dollars.

Masters degrees with the best job prospects in the United States in 2019, by mid-career median pay

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Release date

November 2020


United States

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Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

To determine the best master's degrees, data was sourced from to determine mid-career salaries of workers with 45 of the most popular degrees. Data on employment projection was also sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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