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I Need a Degree for That?!

We all know there are some jobs that require education beyond a bachelor's degree—doctors, lawyers, MBAs. But did you know that ice cream tasters and racetrack managers also need to get master's degrees to reach the highest levels of their fields?

Librarian


- Degree: Master of Library Sciences
- Degree cost: $27,500
- Salary: $58,500

Ice cream taster


- Degree: Master's in food science; PhD in food science
- Degree cost: $20,800
- Salary: $56,000

Genetic counselor


- Degree: Master's in genetic counseling
- Degree cost: $51,000
- Salary: $55,820

Christian sports camp counselor


- Degree: Master of Divinity with sports ministry certificate
- Degree cost: $49,000
- Salary: $60,000

Horseracing track manager


- Degree: Master of Science with racetrack management certificate
- Degree cost: $43,980
- Salary: $55,000

Bowling alley manager


- Degree: Master of Professional Studies in sports industry management
- Degree cost: $34,000
- Salary: $34,857

Vintner


- Degree: Master of Science in viticulture
- Degree cost: $56,422
- Salary: $95,263

Convention director


- Degree: Master of Science in event tourism
- Degree cost: $28,710
- Salary: $48,000

Revenue agent


- Degree: Master of Science in taxation
- Degree cost: $21,000
- Salary: $49,360

Puppeteer


- Degree: Master of Arts in puppetry
- Degree cost: $59,000
- Salary: $28,000
- Nearly 1 in 4
- Job postings that require or prefer a master's degree
- Percentage increase in jobs requiring degrees through 2020
- Master's degrees 21.7%
- Doctorate 19.9%
- Bachelor's 16.5%
- Percentage of adults 25 and older with degrees
- Bachelor's 18%
- Master's and doctorates 10.4%

Sources


- http://libraryschool.wikispaces.com
- http://libraryschool.wikispaces.com
- http://www.forbes.com/
- http://jobsforveterans.military.com/
- http://www.cornell.edu/
- http:// emory.edu/
- http://jobsforveterans.military.com/
- http://www.baylor.edu/
- http://www.fca.org/
- http://www.salaryexpert.com/
- http://arizona.edu/
- http://www.payscale.com/
- http://georgetown.edu/
- http://www.winebusiness.com/
- http://ucdavis.edu/
- http://www.indeed.com/
- http://iupui.edu/
- http://www.bls.gov/
- http://uconn.edu/
- http://www.simplyhired.com/
- http://census.gov/
- http://www.bostonglobe.com/


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