8. Computer and Information System Managers
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Master’s degree premium: 10% higher (+$10,000 per year)Median annual salary for master’s degree: $110,000Median annual salary for bachelor’s degree: $100,000Percent of employees with a master’s degree: 25.2%Projected job growth by 2026: 12.0%
If working with computers and technology is a passion, this high-paying profession might be a terrific fit. Computer and information system managers orchestrate the vision of what their organization’s computing environment should look like. They keep current on the latest technology trends and spearhead internal efforts to determine and implement the sort of infrastructure best suited to their organization’s particular business needs.