Job market prospects for today’s graduate student
Whether you’re earning an online master’s degree in nursing or your M.A. in Sport and Athletic Administration, as a graduate student at Gonzaga you’ve spent hours weighing the pros and cons of furthering your education and the current job market in your industry. That’s why you chose to invest in your potential; the outlook is good and you are ready to advance your career.
Boosting your ability to progress professionally isn’t as challenging as one may imagine. And as the economy continues to improve, today’s grad students are poised to accept leadership roles in their field; your communication, organizational leadership, sport, or online master’s degree in nursing is increasingly valuable as the economy rebounds and more job openings arise.
A recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) revealed that employers are expecting to hire 13 percent more college graduates from the Class of 2013 than they did from the class of 2012. Companies are realizing the need for a steady stream of new talent; they’re looking for employees with a global mindset and a solid education. At Gonzaga, it is our goal for you to graduate equipped and inspired to make a difference.
Nursing Masters Prospects
Since the recession, healthcare has been the single biggest sector for job growth. The economic rebound has seen continued industry growth, in fact, as the demand for professionals with campus-based or online nursing masters swells to unprecedented heights. In 2013, a significant percentage of nurses over age 50 will leave the industry now (after having put off retirement for several years due to financial concerns). US News reports that by location, the highest paid nursing positions are clustered throughout areas of Northern California.
Whether your endeavor is in organizational leadership, communication, an online master’s degree in nursing or any of our other available master degree programs, studies continue to prove the benefit of a master’s degree. Master’s degree graduates starting salaries are found to be significantly higher than starting salaries of those with bachelor’s degrees. If you are interested in learning more about any of the online master’s degrees above, or any other program offered by Gonzaga University, visit us today at online.gonzaga.edu.