1. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

December 4, 2018

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Master’s degree premium: 50.0% higher (+$30,000 per year)Median annual salary for master’s degree: $90,000Median annual salary for bachelor’s degree: $60,000Percent of employees with a master’s degree: 23.4%Projected job growth by 2026: 23.2%

Market research analysts and marketing specialists identify potential customers and their preferences, research competitors, and create marketing campaigns for the purpose of bringing a product to market. The best marketers will gain an extensive understanding of the human mind and what drives consumer behavior. They will also become intimately familiar with cutting-edge technologies and a wide range of new products in the marketplace.

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