Advice For Furthering Your Education For Career Advancement

by - July 09, 2019

Thinking about going back to school?

Returning to education is often one of the best ways to advance your career, especially if you have wanted to change your professional focus for some time. However, making the decision to return to education is just the first step; next, you have to decide the type of course that you will choose to undertake. 

There are, of course, countless different qualifications available for you to contemplate, so narrowing your choices can be challenging. Here’s a few different things to keep in mind when deciding which might be right for you…

The professional possibilities of any course should always be your main priority. There are a huge number of courses that may sound intriguing, but which may not be able to provide many options in terms of broadening your options as your career progresses. In contrast, some courses, such as a Master degree of accounting, can open a number of career doors, as the infographic at the bottom of this post neatly demonstrates. It is preferable to choose courses that offer a gateway to a number of different job opportunities in the future, as this helps to keep your future prospects as open as possible.

Another factor to consider is  the earning potential of the jobs a course may lead to. As you will have invested a significant proportion of time in your career, it will be beneficial if this time dedication is reflected in higher future earning potential. 

Finally, your interest is also an important aspect to consider. The more interested you are in a subject, the more likely you are to find the educational experience rewarding. If you believe that you would enjoy studying a subject, or that you have skills that would help you to excel at that subject, then a related course can be a great choice. 



Infographic Design By University of Alabama Birmingham

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